New Delhi, Oct. 28 : King Mswati III of Swaziland called on President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Welcoming the King yesterday, President Mukherjee said the third Summit of India Africa Forum is a historic occasion.
“It is first time in history of India-Africa relations that India has the privilege of receiving leaders of the entire African continent together in a Summit meeting,” he added.
Asserting that India values its cordial relations and co-operation with Swaziland, President Mukherjee expressed his delight to note that the friendly relations between both sides have grown steadily over the past few years.
“India appreciates Swaziland’s consistent support for India’s candidature at the UN and other international for a,” he said.
President Mukherjee assured full cooperation of the Government of India in the achievement of Swaziland’s developmental goals. He expressed confidence that India-Swaziland relations will be strengthened further in the years to come.
Reciprocating the President’s sentiments, King Mswati expressed gratitude to India for organizing the third India Africa Forum Summit and for its development assistance to Swaziland as well as whole of Africa. He said Swaziland needs the experience and continued support of India to attain its national goals. He offered Swaziland’s support to India on issues of importance. (ANI)