King Mswati III of Swaziland Wraps Up Visit to Zimbabwe

  June 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm by

King Mswati III of Swaziland ended his three-day visit to Zimbabwe with visits to a dairy plant and a vehicle factory. He was in Zimbabwe in an effort to strengthen ties and friendship between the two African nations. During his visit, he met with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, and called for an end to what he termed, “illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by some western countries”, according to Zimbabwean newspaper, The Herald.

Before his departure, the king toured the Dariboard Zimbabwe Limited, which is a large-scale private dairy company that produces over 25,000 liters of milk a day. After touring the dairy company, the king then toured the vehicle assembly plant of Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries, which produces 130 vehicles per month.

King Mswati was seen off by President Mugabe and other government officials during a ceremony at Harare International Airport, where the leaders again vowed their mutual support for their respective nations.

King Mswati is now headed to the 13th summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, or COMESA. COMESA has 19 member nations, and strives to strengthen economic and social progress of its members. To read more about COMESA, please click here.

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