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By Nomfundo Dlamini - SWAZI OBSERVER-16-Sep-2009

HER Majesty the Indlovukazi is expected to visit the UNESCO offices tomorrow, where she will hold a bilateral talks with the Director General of UNESCO Khoichiro Ramatsuura

Upon arrival, Her Majesty will also meet Jean-Luc Chane Won In, the chief of protocol of UNESCO, Robertine Raonimahary, the Acting Assistant Director General for the African Department of UNESCO. Her Majesty will then meet Matsuura who will be accompanied by Alaphia Wright who is UNESCO Representative in Swaziland and Julius Banda, the Executive Officer in the office of the Director General of UNESCO.

Issues to be discussed include the role of culture in development and the enhancement of social welfare, amongst others. There will also be a question and answer session where Her Majesty will be asked on how the Kingdom of Swaziland has managed to preserve its culture when most African countries seem to have lost theirs.

Later on Her Majesty is expected to address African Permanent Delegates to UNESCO. A brief video about Swazi culture will be shown to the delegates. Her Majesty is expected back home on Friday


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