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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

China handovers Certificate of Vehicles; offers Tanzania more interest-free loans


Mr. John M. Haule, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and H.E. Dr. Lu Youqing, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Republic of Tanzania sign Handing Over Certificate of Vehicles donated by the Chinese Government.

Permanent Secretary John Haule receives Handover Certificate of Vehicles from H.E. Dr. Lu Youqing. The Chinese Government had donated 91 vehicles to the Government of Tanzania, worth Tsh. 9,450,000,000 which are purported to used for transportation at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNIC) and various Government institutions.   

Permanent Secretary John Haule and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Lu Youqing cut ribbon to officiate the handover of vehicles ceremony.

Limousine luxury buses donated by the Government of the People's Republic of China to the Tanzania Government.

Some of the Drivers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a group photo in front of the luxury buses. 

A photo showing the luxury buses and saloon cars.

Inside one of the luxury buses there is a conference room in the back of the bus, where it can fit more than four people (as shown in the photo)

Permanent Secretary Mr. John Haule shares a laughter with Ms. Amisa Mwakawago, Acting Director of the Department of Administration and Human Resources Management in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Dr. Servacius Likwelile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and H.E. Dr. Lu Youqing, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Republic of Tanzania sign one of the four Agreements of economic and technical cooperation between the two countries. 

The four signed Agreements were:  (1) Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, whereby China is to provide gratis worth Shilling 50 billion to the Tanzania Government;  (2)  Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, whereby China is to provide interest-free loan to Tanzania Government worth Shilling 35 billion;  (3) Exchange of Letters on providing Furniture to China-Aided Nyerere International Convention Centre, worth Shilling 12.75 billion; and (4) Exchange of Letters on Donation of Office Equipments to Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), worth Shilling 0.40 billion.

Permanent Secretary John Haule (left) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs addresses members of media (not in the photo) to convey the Government's appreciation for the strong fraternal ties that exist between these two countries.  China aid to Tanzania extends through various fields that include health, education, human resource training, infrastructure, power and energy and more.  

The meeting with press continues. 

Dr. Likwelile, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance gives his remarks. 

In his remarks, Ambassador Dr. Lu Youqing said today's event marks yet another achievement set by President Xi Jinping's visit last June 2013 here in Tanzania and Hon. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda's visit to China.  

Chinese Embassy Staff that included an interpreter. 

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that included Mr. Andrew Mwandembwa (left), Assistant Director in the Protocol Department and Mr. James Lugaganya (2nd left), Director of Policy and Planning. 

Listening on are Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation that include Ms. Rosemary Jairo (left), Acting Director of the Department of Diaspora and Ms. Zuhra Bundala (1st right -in blue jacket), Acting Director in the Department of Africa.  Also in the photo are Mrs. Vicky Mwakasege (2nd right), Acting Director of the Department of Europe and Americas and Mr. Songelael Shilla (right), Acting Director in the Department of Multilateral Cooperation.

Mr. Ali Ubwa (right), Foreign Service Officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also in attendance.

Foreign Service Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that include Ms. Ramla Khamis (5th left), Ms. Samira Diria (4th left), Ms. Naomi Zegezege (3rd left), Ms. Haikaeli Shishira (2nd right) and field student/intern Ms. Winnie.

Officials from both the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

A group photo.


Other activities
H.E. Dr. Lu Youqing, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Republic of Tanzania signs a Visitor's Book at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) before the beginning of ceremony.

Ms. Samira Diria (left), Acting Director of the Department of Asia and Australasia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation in a discussion with H.E. Dr. Lu Youqing, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Republic of Tanzania. 

The two Permanent Secretaries from the Ministry of Finance (left) and Foreign Affairs (right) hold a discussion with the Chinese Ambassador in Tanzania. 

Mr. John Haule (left) and Dr. Servacius Likwelile (2nd right), Permanent Secretaries from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance in a conversation with Ambassador Yahya Simba (right), Director of the Department of Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Deus Kulwa (2nd left), the Branch Manager for the JNICC. 



All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago and Ally Kondo 




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