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Government of India
President's Secretariat
28-October-2015 14:06 IST
King of Swaziland calls on the President

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (October 27, 2015) received His Majesty King Mswati III of Swaziland at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Welcoming the King, the President said the 3rd Summit of India Africa Forum is a historic occasion. It is first time in history of India-Africa relations that India has the privilege of receiving leaders of the entire African continent together in a Summit meeting.

The President said India values its cordial relations and co-operation with Swaziland. He is happy to note that the friendly relations between India and Swaziland have grown steadily over the past few years. India appreciates Swaziland’s consistent support for India’s candidature at the UN and other international fora. He assured the full cooperation of Government of India in the achievement of Swaziland’s developmental goals. He expressed confidence that India-Swaziland relations will be strengthened further in the years to come.

Reciprocating the President’s sentiments, King Mswati expressed gratitude to India for organizing the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit and for its development assistance to Swaziland as well as whole of Africa. He said Swaziland needs the experience and continued support of India to attain its national goals. He offered Swaziland’s support to India on issues of importance. He said Swaziland is keen to build a strong partnership.

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