You are here: International Relations Forth Worth group with teachers from Mbabane Central High School during their visit into the country. Social Networks International Relations The Municipal Council of Mbabane places great importance on international relationships and supports the policy of people-to-people diplomacy. Through visits abroad and receiving international visitors, we see the fruits of our hard work in cultivating international relationships. Our council continues to strive for the friendship and understanding of international personages, to increase international exchange and communication opportunities. To improve international friendship and enhance exchange activities, Municipal Council of Mbabane has established close ties with 6 cities in 4 countries around the world. The following are some of the international relations: a) Taipei - Mbabane Sister Cities Twinning Programme (1997) This programme was established by the Mayor of the two Cities (Taipei in the Republic of China in Taiwan) in 18th April 1997. The Mayor of Taipei Clr. Mr.Chen Shui-bian and the Mayor of Mbabane Clr. Mr. William Mbhamali officially signed the sister city agreement. http://english.taipei.gov.tw/ b) Mbombela - Mbabane Twinning Programme (2002) This relationship was initiated in 2001 and formally signed in 22 October 2002 during the Mbabane Centenary Celebrations (100th Anniversary of the City of Mbabane). The signatories to this relationship agreement were the Executive Mayor of MbombelaClr. Mr. Isaiah Khoza and the Mayor of Mbabane Clr. Mr. William Mbhamali. The objectives of this relationship are to share technical experiences, governance ideas, exchanges in both technical and political engagements and to foster good relationship between the citizens of the two Cities. [noteClr. Stands for Councillor] http://www.mbombela.gov.za/ c) Matola - Mbabane Twinning Programme (2002) This relationship was signed on the 22nd October 2002 by the Mayor of MatolaClr. Mr. Filipe Tembe and the Mayor of Mbabane, Clr. Mr. William Mbhamali. The objectives of this relationship are to share technical experiences, governance ideas, exchanges in both technical and political engagements and to foster good relationship between the citizens of the two Cities. [noteClr. Stands for Councillor] www.cmcmatola.gov.mz d) Fort Worth - Mbabane Sister Cities Twinning Programme (2004) This is the first relationship the City of Mbabane has established with a City from the United States of America in the State of Texas. The City of Fort Worth, visited South Africa and Swaziland seeking for a City to twin with. After having visited a number of Cities in this South Africa (Pretoria, Buffalo City and Cape Town) and in Swaziland (Mbabane), it came to the conclusion that it will be interested in forging such relations with the City of Mbabane in Swaziland. The formal signing of this relationship was done in Fort Worth by the Mayor of Fort Worth Mr. Mike Moncrief and the Mayor of Mbabane, Clr. Mr.Zephania Nkambule in 2004.This was to be the beginning of great cooperation programme between the two Cities. [Note: Clr. Stands for Councillor] http://fortworthtexas.gov/   e) Maputo - Mbabane Cooperation Programme (2012) This is the newest cooperation programme established by the City of Maputo, Mozambique with the City of Mbabane. The City of Maputo approached the City of Mbabane with an intention to establish a cooperation programme. The areas of cooperation identified include: tourism, culture, economic development, youth relations to mention a few. The two Cities signed this agreement in February 2012 in Maputo. The signatories were the Mayor of Maputo Dr. David Simango and the Mayor of Mbabane Clr. Mr.ZephaniaNkambule. [noteClr. Stands for Councillor] http://www.cmmaputo.gov.mz f) Umsebe Accord - Twinning Programme (2012) This is a new agreement that was entered into by the Municipalities of Mbombela, Mbabane, Matola and Nkomazi. It serves to consolidate the protocols contained in the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipalities. It also accommodates the Municipality of Nkomazi which was not part of the bilateral agreements. In fact, Nkomazi does not a bilateral agreement hence the establishment of this Umsebe Accord. It derived its name from the fact that the Municipalities that are party to it are all on the Eastern part of Southern Africa. "Umsebe" means the sun raises that appear as the sun rises from the East. The objectives of the Accord are similar to the bilateral ones except that there are more specific programmes identified for implementing within the next few years. Rates Calculator Complaints System Street Guide Check your Monthly Statements Information Centre Quick Links Weather