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Kingdom of Eswatini Prime Minister’s Delegation Visits CECI and Signs Agreements

A delegation led by the Honorable Cleopas Sipho Dlamini, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, which also included the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Lomvula Hlophe, Minister of Economy Planning & Development Hon. Tambo Gina, Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Mr. Bertram Stewart, Principal Secretary of Economy Planning & Development Ms. Thabsile Mlangeni, RSTP Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vumile M. Dlamini and other distinguished guests from the Kingdom and accompanied by the ambassadors of both nations – H.E. Jeremy Liang of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and H.E. Promise Sithembiso Msibi of the Kingdom of Eswatini – visited CECI on March 6 for a discussion on ongoing and future cooperation, as well as to sign new agreements.

CECI Chairman Shih Yi-Fang, along with the company’s other senior managers, personally welcomed the delegation upon its arrival to CECI’s HQ in Neihu. Opening the meeting ceremony, CECI Chairman Shih Yi-Fang noted that as Taiwan’s oldest, leading, most experienced and respected engineering consulting firm, recognized also internationally for its technical proficiency and competence, CECI has actively participated in building up the infrastructure that uplifted Taiwan’s economy, as well as in projects in many regions of the world, supporting Taiwan government’s infrastructure efforts in allied nations, including the Kingdom of Eswatini. Chairman Shih further noted that today’s visit is a wonderful opportunity to deepen the exchanges between the two sides and open up more opportunities for cooperation.

Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini expressed his excitement at this first visit to Taiwan as an opportunity to promote the bilateral ties. He particularly noted being quite impressed with Taiwan’s advanced level of development, technology and infrastructure, as well as its high level of industrial progress and construction. At the same time, he praised CECI’s technical expertise and its engineering capabilities, which he hoped would be used in the near future for implementing more projects in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The Minister of Economy Planning and Development, Mr. Tambo Gina also expressed his hope for closer contacts both with Taiwan and CECI; he noted that infrastructure development was one of the government’s key priorities and promoting cooperation in this field would be very beneficial for both sides.

A number of agreements were signed during the meeting, including for the bilateral cooperation with Eswatini’s Ministry of Economy Planning & Development and with the Royal Science & Technology Park. The meeting concluded with an exchange of souvenirs and a group photo.

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