H.E. Ambassador Juma Alfani Mpango, Dean of Diplomatic Corps who is also Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United Republic of Tanzania was also in attendance at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Convention Centre for the key-handover ceremony of the Convention Centre built in support by the Chinese Government and the anticipated speech of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China on Afro-Sino relations.
H.E. Ambassador Sinikka Antila of Finland to the United Republic of Tanzania was also among the guests.
H.E. Ambassador Yahya bin Moussa al Bakri (3rd right), Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Republic of Tanzania and H.E. Ambassador Tajammul Altaf (4th right), High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Republic of Tanzania were also in attendance.
Ambassador Charles A. Sanga (left), Chairman of Tanzania Tourism Board who also is a former Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the People's Republic of China was also in attendance together with Ambassador Mohammed Maundi, Director of the Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations and a former Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania in Ethiopia.
Notable guests included Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Member of the ruling party Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Secretariat Responsible for Foreign Affairs and former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Mr. Nape Nnauye, Executive Secretary of the State-Ideology and Publicity for Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
Also in attendance is Hon. Angela Kairuki (MP), Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, who is saying hello to one of the Officers from the Chinese Embassy here in Tanzania.
Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Mohamed Juma Maharage (left) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation briefs his Permanent Secretary John M. Haule and Deputy Secretary Ambassador Rajab Gamaha about the arrival time of the guest of honors H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and his counterpart H.E. President Xi Jinpin of the People's Republic of China.
Former Chief Secretary Phillemon Luhanjo (left), who also was a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation was among the guests in attendance. Sharing the laughter too is Mr. John M. Haule (center), Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Celestine Mushy (right), Director of Multilateral Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation exchanges views with Ms. Mends-Cole, the United Nations Refugees Agency Representative (Tanzania).
Also in attendance Hon. William Lukuvi (MP), (2nd right), Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (Policy, Co-Ordination and Parliamentary Affairs).
Chief Secretary Ambassador Ombeni Y. Sefue (left) in a candid photo with a former Chief Secretary Phillemon Luhanjo at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam. (photo by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago)
All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago