Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen paid an official visit to Mbabane Government Hospital as part of her tour in the Kingdom of Eswatini.
The main objective of his visit was to celebrate the friendship between the two nations and strengthen cooperation in the field of health and well-being.
Accompanied by Eswatini Health Minister Lizzie Nkosi and Mbabane Government Hospital Director Thando Tembe, President Tsai Ing-wen toured the medical facilities, including the hospital’s new emergency room and digital radiology room.
During her visit, the president received detailed information about the facility renovation projects and joint efforts that Taiwan has made in the field of healthcare in Eswatini.
In particular, President Tsai expressed her gratitude to the medical team at Taipei Medical University Hospital, which has been providing medical education and medical services in Eswatini for 14 years.
This Taiwanese medical mission has operated out of two hospitals and provided outpatient services in three different locations in the country. In addition, it has offered free medical consultations throughout the territory, contributing significantly to the public health of Eswatini.
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Tsai Ing-wen highlighted the positive results of this long-term cooperation, underlining how the friendship with Taiwan has benefited Eswatini and demonstrated Taiwan’s commitment to global health cooperation.
On her visit on September 7, President Tsai Ing-wen met with Queen Mother Ntombi Tfwala and visited the Achievement Exhibition of the Capacity Building Project of the Women’s Microfinance Institution of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund .
Support for this project has empowered the women of Eswatini, allowing them to produce higher quality products. During her visit, Tsai Ing-wen received a leather carving craft as a gesture of gratitude and friendship.
President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit highlights the importance of bilateral relations between Taiwan and Eswatini, as well as Taiwan’s continued commitment to contributing to the sustainable development and well-being of the African nation.