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Summary

The United States and Swaziland have enjoyed cordial relations since the latter’s independence from Great Britain. The United States is currently a major aid donor to Swaziland, and both governments cooperate on matters such as preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Modern Flag of Swaziland

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Swaziland’s Independence, 1968.

The United States recognized Swaziland on September 6, 1968, when the American Embassy at Mbabane was established upon Swaziland’s attainment of independence on that same date. Swaziland previously had been under British sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Swaziland, 1968.

Diplomatic relations were established on September 6, 1968, when the American Embassy at Mbabane was established with Chris C. Pappas, Jr., as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Swaziland
  • Department of State Country Information: Swaziland