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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

President Kikwete welcomes Liberian President to the State House

H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, welcomes his counterpart H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia to the State House today in Dar es Salaam.  President Sirleaf is in the country for an official visit from the 17th through the 19th of July, 2012.

President Sirleaf saying hello to one of the young students.

President Sirleaf shakes hands with various students during her visit to the State House.



President Kikwete presents the Makonde Carving, as one of the three gifts given to President Sirleaf during her visit to the State House.  Other two gifts were paintings, which one of them portrayed a picture of the President's home village.

President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia, presents her country's traditional gift to President Kikwete.

Former Deputy Secretary General to the United Nations, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, in light conversation with High Commissioner of Zambia to the United Republic of Tanzania during the State Banquet today in Dar es Salaam. 
 
H.E. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim in a candid moment with Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt, Ambassador of the United States to the United Republic of Tanzania, during the State House Banquet hosted by President Kikwete in honor of his counterpart, President of the Republic of Liberia.

Hon. Dr. Hussein Mwinyi (left), Minister for Health and Social Welfare, shares a good laugh with Hon. Mahadhi Juma Maalim, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and High Commissioner of Kenya to Tanzania, Ambassador Mutinda Mutiso (center) during the State Banquet at the State House.

President Kikwete gives his opening remarks as he hosted the State Banquet Dinner in honor of his counterpart, President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia.  Distinguish guests listening on to the speech included Hon. Sophia Simba, Hon. Tibaijuka and Ambassador Lenhardt.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia gives her few remarks during the State Banquet hosted by President Kikwete today in Dar es Salaam.

President Kikwete (2nd left), President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia (front 1st right), Vice President Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal (center behind), and First Lady Mama Salma Kikwete (1st left), watching various entertainments of the night that included traditional dance from Zanzibar and music from the Brass Band.

Dancers performing Zanzibar traditional dance.

Brass Band entertaining the Guest of Honor, President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia.

A last minute group photo of distinguished guests and government officials that included, H.E. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim (2nd left), Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro (4th right), Hon. Tibaijuka (MB) (2nd right), Hon. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MB) (1st left) and Mr. Fyataga (1st right).  

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