On the 11th June 2021, the High Commissioner,  H.E Amb.Barbara.O.Nekesa met with Hon. Thulisile Dhladhla Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom  of Eswatini.

In their discussion the High Commissioner  thanked the Minister  for taking off time to meet with her and her delegation.

She briefed the Honourable Minister about the recently concluded  elections in Uganda and thanked the Kingdom  for the warm congratulatory message they sent to H.E President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni  for having won the election.

The High Commissioner  requested for consideration of particular MoUs around the areas of Trade and education which can be covered and a Joint Permanent  Commission  between the two countries. She was of the view that Uganda could export coffee to the Kingdom of Eswatini.

The Honourable Minister welcomed the ideas most especially  the JPC between the two countries. She pointed out that regarding coffee, the Eswatini  Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA)will be brought on board on this matter.

The Minister further noted that there are many Maswati students in Uganda therefore an MoU in this area would equally be important.

The High Commissioner,  once again, expressed her appreciation  to the Minister for her time.

The High Commissioner  was accompanied  by Mr. Tobias Kumugisha, Uganda’s Honorary Consul to Eswatini, Amb. Julius J. Kivuna, Head of Economic  Commercial Diplomacy and Ms. Joy Jogole, the Immigration  Attache'.