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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

President Kikwete hosts State Banquet for US President Barack Obama


H.E. President Barack Obama of the United States of America gives his remarks during the State Banquet prepared for him by H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete yesterday at the State House in Dar es Salaam. 

Distinguished guests and Senior Government Officials were in hand to listen to the US President Barack Obama's remarks during the State Banquet held yesterday evening at the State House.  

Also at the State House Banquet is Chief of Protocol Ambassador Mohammed Maharage Juma (left) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. 

Also in attendance were General Davis Mwamunyange (2nd left), Chief of Defence Forces of the Tanzania People's Defence Force and Chief Secretary Ambassador Ombeni Sefue (4th left).


Several gathered Government Leaders clapping hands in respect of President Obama during his remarks at the State Banquet hosted by President Kikwete. 

US President Barack Obama (left), his host President Jakaya Kikwete and First Lady Michelle Obama observing the American National Anthem during the State Banquet held last evening at the State House in Dar es Salaam. 

Senior Government Officials from the United Republic of Tanzania observing in respect the American National Anthem. 

Also observing the American National Anthem is Permanent Secretary John M. Haule (2nd right) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. 

Also in attendance during the State Banquet was Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. 

Ambassador Dora Msechu (right), Director of the Department of Europe and Americas and Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki, Director of the Department of Asia and Australasia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. 

Ms. Mends-Cole, UNHCR Representative (center) and Ambassador of Canada to the United Republic of Tanzania were also in attendance. 
  
Mrs. Dorcas Membe was also in attendance to honor this historical visit by President Barack Obama of the United States of America. 

Also in attendance Ambassador Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi (right), Head of the European Union Delegation to Tanzania.

Ambassador Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi (left), Head of the European Union Delegation to Tanzania and Mr. Raymond Mbilinyi, Executive Secretary of Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC).
  
Hon. Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe (MP) (left), Minister for Transport and Hon. Dr. Hussein A. Mwinyi (MP), Minister for Health and Social Welfare. 

Hon. william Lukuvi (MP) (right), Minister for State - Prime Minister's Office Policy, Coordination and National Assembly, Hon. Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa (MP) (2nd right), Minister for Education and Vocational Training and Hon. Prof. Anna Tibaijuka (MP) (2nd left), Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development and Hon. Mwinyi. 

Ambassador Irene Kasyanju, Director of Legal Affairs Unit in a photo with Ms. Felsita Rugambwa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.  

Ambassador Naimi Aziz (right), Director of the Department of Regional Cooperation in a photo with Mrs. Grace Shangali, Assistant Director of the Department of Europe and Americas in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Ambassador Simba Yahya, Director of the Department of Middle East, Ambassador Modest Jonathan Mero, newly appointed Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations in Geneva and Mr. Omary Mjenga, Assistant Director of the Department of Asia and Australasia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Ambassador of France (left) and Ambassador of Russia were also in attendance. 

Ambassador of Rwanda and Ambassador of the People's Republic of China were also in attendance. 

Ambassador of Kenya Mutindo Mutiso (right) was also in attendance. 

Ambassador Mwanaidi Maajar (2nd left), former Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America was also in attendance.

Other Government Officials were in presence including Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs Hon. Mathias Chikawe (MP) (3rd left) and Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (MP) (left)

Hon. Leticia Nyerere (right) and Hon. Dr. Fenella Mukangara (MP) (2nd right), Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports were also present.  

Ambassador Kairuki, Ambassador Msechu and Mr. Matiku enjoying the State Banquet hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete for his counterpart President Barack Obama of the United States, last evening at the State House. 

More guests at the State Banquet.



Distinguished guests during the State Banquet. 




All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 



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