President Mukherjee calls on King of Swaziland to promote Indian investments

New Delhi [India], Mar. 10 : India President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon the King of Swaziland Mswati-III to promote Indian investments in areas of interest of his country.

President Mukherjee received King Mswati-III of Swaziland at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hosted a lunch in his honour.

According to a statement from the President's House, welcoming the King, the President recalled their last meeting when the King visited India in October 2015 to participate in the India-Africa Forum Summit.

The President said India and Swaziland traditionally enjoy a friendly and co-operative relationship. India appreciates the support that Swaziland has consistently extended to India in multilateral forums.

India has been happy to partner Swaziland in its development through scholarships and capacity-building.

President Mukherjee said he was delighted to know that the Royal Science and Technology Park is now near completion as it is a symbol of the King's progressive vision and commitment to the development of Swaziland.

The President said India offers Swaziland a large market, affordable technologies and finance. He called upon the King to create conditions to attract Indian investments in areas of interest of Swaziland.

The President also assured him that India would be happy to assist Swaziland achieve its developmental goals.

On his part, King Mswati said India's expertise was valuable for the countries of Africa and they are grateful to New Delhi for its willingness to transfer the same.

Source: ANI