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Friday, May 24, 2013

President Kikwete meets with Finland Delegation


H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (right), President of the United Republic of Tanzania Thursday (May 23, 2013) met with Hon. Dr. Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade at the State House in Dar es Salaam.  

President Kikwete (center) in a group photo with Hon. Dr. Alexander Stubb (left) and Hon. Heidi Hautala (right), Minister for International Development, prior to the beginning of their discussion that highlighted the current mobile connection industry that has become a big demand for farmers in the country, including the alternative ways of using land such as forestry farming. 

H.E. President Kikwete in discussion with Hon. Dr. Alexander Stubb (2nd right), Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Heidi Hautala (2nd left), Minister for International Development and H.E. Sinikka Antilla (left), Ambassador of Finland in the United Republic of Tanzania.  Minister Stubb is in the country with a business delegation from Finland to discuss and explore areas of partnership in development such as higher education, innovative agricultural programs and infrastructure building.  

Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and Ambassador Dora Msechu, Director of the Department of Europe and Americas listening to President Kikwete discussion with delegation from Finland. 

Finland delegation that consisted of top businessmen in talks with President Kikwete (not in the photo) at the State House in Dar es Salaam.  The businessmen discussed with President Kikwete the need to mobilize farmers through KILIMO KWANZA program by facilitating them with communication technological devices that are affordable and useful in transmitting useful agricultural information among them.  The businessmen had recently signed a joint-venture deal with Vodacom aim at providing affordable mobile phones as a way of enhancing communication among farmers in rural areas.

Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and Ambassador Dora Msechu (2nd left), Director of the Department of Europe and Americas in the Ministry, listening to President Kikwete discussion with his guests at the State House.  President Kikwete further discussed telecommunication sector and the need to have more investors that can help build more infrastructures in rural areas to help economy grow in the country.   Others in the photo are Mr. Lumbila Fyataga (3rd left)Deputy Private Secretary to the President, Dr. Hamisi Mwinyimvua, Personal Assistant and Economic Adviser to the President, Ms. Upendo Mwasha (right - back roll), Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry and Mr. Thobias Makoba, Assistant Private Secretary to Minister Membe.  

H.E. President Kikwete (2nd left - front roll), in a group photo with Hon. Dr. Alexander Stubb (left - front roll), Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Heidi Hautala (2nd right - front roll), Minister for International Development and other top businessmen from Finland.




All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 




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