The Kingdom of Eswatini’s the newly appointed H.E. Ambassador visits National Chung Hsing University laying the groundwork for diplomatic ties between NCHU and African countries.
Source: Translated by Yu-Ying Chen, Office of International Affairs of NCHU
On June 24, 2022, the Kingdom of Eswatini’s the newly appointed H.E. Ambassador to Taiwan Promise Sithembiso Msibi along with Administrative Attaché, Princess Dlamini, Third Secretary, Mr. Brian Hlophe, Director of Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Mr. Achilles Yeh, his families visited National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and met with Chia-Lin Chang, the Vice President for Office of International Affairs (OIA) on behalf of the university. The visit took place in the First Conference room at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The visiting meeting was hosted by Professor Chia-Lin Chang, the Vice President for International Affairs, NCHU, and supported by Professor Shaw-Yhi Hwang, the Vice Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Professor Chia-Chung Chen, the Director of Africa Industrial Research Center, NCHU, Dr. Jiunyuan Chen, the researcher at Africa Industrial Research Center, NCHU, Professor Wen-Hsin Chung, the Director of Agricultural Extension Center, NCHU, Dr. Ming-Yi Chou, the Assistant Researcher at Agricultural Extension Center, NCHU, Dr. Yum Ji Chan, the Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering who was on behalf of the Dean of College of Engineering Professor Ming-Der Yang.
The C.-L. Chang gave a brief summary of the NCHU to the ambassador Promise Sithembiso Msibi,but also Vice Dean Huang and Dr. Chen also introduced the NCHU's distinctive agricultural developments and latest applied industrial technologies respectively, hoping to encourage outstanding students from the Kingdom of Eswatini to come study at NCHU.
Ambassador Promise Sithembiso Msibi gave recognition to scholars from NCHU whose research team contributed greatly to technological development and knowledge on agricultural resources through their missions to the Kingdom of Eswatini. The ambassador indicated that his country was willing to provide plenty of materials and enormous potential for future scientific research, thus looking forward to more researchers from Taiwan to facilitate more academic collaboration between the two nations.
After the meeting, the President of National Chung Hsing University Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, and Ambassador Promise Sithembiso Msibi exchanged remarks on potential collaboration between NCHU and universities in the Kingdom of Eswatini in order to build consensus.
In addition to the continuous efforts to develop sister universities in Southeast Asia and Europe, NCHU has been proactively cooperating with the government to develop connections with African countries in recent years. During the past few years, Director of Africa Industrial Research Center Professor. Chia-Chung Chen has executed several African research plans, which received support from President Fuh-Sheng Shieu and encouragement from Dean of Agriculture and Natural Recourse, Prof. Fuh-Jyh. Jan that would constantly build a solid basis. This meeting is believed to be the starting point of forthcoming cooperation between NCHU and the Kingdom of Eswatini. Office of International Affairs will cooperate with the holistic development of the university, carry out governmental plans about Africa and initiate closer collaboration to consolidate the Taiwan-Eswatini relationship in the future.
（Front Row, left-right） Madame Ambassador, Ambassador Promise Sithembiso Msibi, Prof. Chia-Lin Chang, Prof. Chia-Chung Chen
（Back row, left-right）Students from the Kingdom of Eswatini, Prof. Yu- Ji Chan, Administrative Attaché Princess Dlamin, the daughter of the ambassador, Third Secretary Mr. Brain Hlophe, Prof. Shaw-Yhi Hwang, Dr. Jiun-yuan Chen, Dr. Ming-Yi Chou, Director of Trade and Investment Promotion Section Mr. Achilles Yeh
Ambassador Promise Msibi meets with students from the Kingdom of Eswatini.
NCHU President Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu presents gift to Ambassador Promise Sithembiso Msibi.