Mr. John M. Haule, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation receives the Public Sector Partner of the Year 2013 Award on behalf of the Ministry from Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Chairman of the CEO Roundtable. The special ceremony took place last Friday 6 December, 2013 at the CEO Roundtable event held at the Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to serve as the 'link' for various institutions in the country which has birthed many business and investment opportunities in the country. Such opportunities resulted in the recent businessmen roundtables that connected local businessmen and others around the globe, exchanging ideas, expertise and experiences in various sectors.
Permanent Secretary John M. Haule shows the Award he had just received on behalf of the Ministry, which is a recognition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' contribution to the promotion of the private sectors.
This year, Tanzania hosted notable world leaders that included the State Visits by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who had launched the China's Foreign Policy for Africa, and the U.S. President Barack Obama, who had launched the Power Africa Initiative.
Apart from that, there were other significant visits by Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra, the visit which opened new business ventures with Tanzania, the two Joint Permanent Commissions (JPC) between Tanzania and Oman, and between Tanzania and India for this year 2013. Further, Tanzania had also hosted the 2013 Global Smart Partnership Dialogue in late June 2013, which had gathered businessmen and world leaders from around the globe in Dar es Salaam.
These visits and among others, have opened more doors for businesses and investment opportunities that derive from China, the United States, Denmark, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries around the world.