On 16 November 2018, a Joint Communiqué was signed in New York establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Latvia and the Kingdom of Eswatini. The Joint Communiqué was signed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in New York, Andrejs Pildegovičs, for Latvia, and the Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Melusi Martin Masuku, for Eswatini.
The Ambassadors of both states welcomed the establishment of diplomatic relations, which will foster bilateral ties and cooperation in international organisations. In the conversation they also discussed the ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation. The diplomats shared views on the priorities of both countries in the UN, touching upon the issues such as the ongoing UN reform process and the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals.
Eswatini is located in the south of Africa, and, with the population of 1.3 million, it is the smallest country in the continent.
The Republic of Latvia has diplomatic relations with 188 UN member states. Diplomatic relations form the basis for the development of relationship and cooperation between countries.
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