Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday welcomed and praised Eswatini as a crucial partner for battling the COVID-19 pandemic as she noted that Eswatini was the third biggest exporter of alcohol disinfectant to Taiwan. 

These remarks were made at the Presidential Office where Tsai accepted the credentials of Eswatini’s newest envoy, Promise Sithembiso Msibi which marked the official beginning of the ambassadorship. 

Apart from supplying very critical goods during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsai also said that Taiwan had helped Eswatini, which is its only African ally, to build facilities and capacities for the production of masks. 

Tsai also thanked Msibi and Eswatini for giving staunch support to Taiwan in this year’s World Health Assembly, where an Eswatini official had roundly backed the participation of Taiwan in the decision-making forum of the WHO. 

According to reports, Msibi enjoys a lot of trust with the King, which makes him the best choice for Ambassador to Taiwan, according to a statement by the Ministry of Taiwan. 

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