The Federal Republic of Germany is represented in Mbabane by a liaison office of the German Embassy in Pretoria. Eswatini conducts its relations with Germany through its Embassy in Brussels as well as an honorary consul general in Berlin. Regular dialogue with the Government and civil society in Eswatini takes place within the framework of EU consultations. Scholarship programmes, micro-measures in development cooperation and joint projects in the fields of culture, sport and humanitarian assistance are important features of bilateral relations. Trade with Germany is modest and is mostly conducted through South Africa. The EU supports grassroots development policy measures in Eswatini, above all in the fields of poverty reduction, sustainable and inclusive growth and development, as well as democratisation.