India donated US $1 million to support Swaziland’s National Disaster Management Agency as well as food grains. India also expressed commitment to developmental partnership to create local capacities Swaziland and across Africa. The commitment came after India’s President Ram Nath Kovind addressed Swaziland’s parliament, becoming first visiting Head of the State to do so. Indian President Kovind visited Swaziland on the second leg of his three-African nation tour which also included Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.
Key Takeaway from President’s visit
India will support Swaziland National Disaster Management Agency by donating US $1 million as well as food grains. India invited Swaziland to join International Solar Alliance (ISA) as partner country. India is ready to help Swaziland on issues of public health.
India will establish Centre of Agricultural Excellence in Swaziland for sharing its experience in the sector. President Kovind inaugurated IT Centre built with Indian assistance. India has offered to help in the construction of a Disaster Recovery Site for providing data backup at Swaziland’s National Data Centre.
India also announced concessional finance for constructing new parliament building in Swaziland. However, no details of the concessional finance were provided.