Medvedev approved military cooperation with Swaziland


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a draft agreement on military cooperation between Russia and Swaziland.

According to the official portal of legal acts, the document does not specify what exactly is included in the agreement, but points out that it was presented by the Ministry of Defense, and agreed on by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

Swaziland is a country in southern Africa, and the last absolute monarchy on the continent. Since 1986 it is ruled by King Mswati III, who has 13 wives.

About 30% of the adult population (of the total 1.4 million people of populartion) are infected with HIV. Russia has an agreement with Swaziland on visa-free entry for 30 days.

The army of Swaziland never participated in any foreign conflicts, its Self-Defense Forces and the Royal Police obey the Supreme Commander: the King.

69% of the country live below the poverty line, unemployment rate is 40%.

Source: MK