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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Balozi Mero awasilisha hati za utambulisho kwa Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Biashara ya Kimataifa Duniani (WTO)


 Balozi Modest Mero, Balozi wa Tanzania  katika Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa, Geneva akiwasilisha Hati za Utambulisho kwa Bw. Roberto Azevedo, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Biashara ya Kimataifa  Duniani yaani World Trade Organisation(WTO) mjini Geneva, Uswisi.

  Balozi Modest Mero, Balozi wa Tanzania  katika Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa, Geneva katika mazungumzo.

Picha ya pamoja Balozi Mero, Mama Mero na Bw. Azevedo.


Mheshimiwa Balozi Modest Mero, Balozi wa Tanzania  katika Mashirika ya Umoja wa Mataifa, Geneva amewasilisha hati za utambulisho kwa Bw. Roberto Azevedo, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Biashara ya Kimataifa  Duniani yaani World Trade Organisation(WTO) mjini Geneva, Uswisi.
 Katika mazungumzo,  Mkurugenzi Mkuu amemfahamisha Mh. Balozi  kuwa Shirika la Biashara Duniani liko katika hatua za mwisho kukamilisha  majadiliano ya mikataba ya  Biashara ya Kimataifa katika maeneo matatu kwa pamoja  ikiwa ni masuala ya  Kilimo,  Maendeleo na  Uwezeshaji Biashara.
  Aidha,  Mkurungenzi Mkuu alielezea  mahusiano mazuri aliyonayo na nchi yetu kwa kipindi  kifupi akiwa kama Mkurugenzi Mkuu,  na  kuwa aliliona hilo wakati wa kampeini yake alipokuja nchini kuomba kura yetu. Ni kwa mantiki hiyo na imani aliyo nayo kwa Tanzania, Mkurugenzi huyo ameomba Tanzania itumie ushawishi wake ili kufanikisha mkutano wa Mawaziri wa Biashara utakaofanyika mjini Bali Indonesia kuanzia tarehe 3-6 December 2013, ili kupitisha mikataba ya Biashara katika maeneo  matatu yaliyotajwa hapa juu.



Friday, November 29, 2013

A Condolence message to Islamic Republic of Iran


H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania  has sent a condolence message and sympathy to H.E. Hassan Rohani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The message reads as follows:

“H.E Hassan Rohani,
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
TEHRAN,
IRAN.

Your Excellency,

I learnt with immense shock on the terrorist act of explosions which took place near to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Beirut, Lebanon on 19th November, 2013 and caused martyrdom of the Iranian Cultural Counsellor, Spouse of the one Iranian Diplomat and a number of innocent people.

On behalf of the Government, the people of the United Republic of Tanzania and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to convey to you and through you to the Government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran our heartfelt condolence and profound sympathy to the occasion of explosion in Beirut.

In this time of grief, we pray to the Almighty Allah to give the family of the bereaved strength and courage during this difficult period and we also wish the survivors quick recovery.

Please accept, Your Excellency and dear Colleague, the assurance of my highest consideration.

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.”


Issued by:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation,

Dar es Salaam,

29 November, 2013.




Wakurugenzi wa Sera na Mipango wapigwa msasa kuhusu maandalizi ya Malengo ya Maendeleo Endelevu ya Dunia



Katibu Mtendaji wa Ofisi ya Rais-Tume ya Mipango, Bw. Philp Mpango akiwakarabisha Wakurugenzi wa Sera na Mipango wa Wizara na Taasisi nyingine za Serikali pamoja na wageni waalikwa katika kongamano ambalo mzungumzaji alikuwa Balozi Celestine Mushy, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa katika Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa. Kongamano hilo lilifanyika jengo la Golden Jubilee jijini Dar es Salaam. 


Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa katika Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Balozi Celestine Mushy akiwasilisha mada yake kwa wajumbe. Mada hiyo ilihusu mchakato wa kuandaa Malengo ya Maendeleo Endelevu na Agenda ya Maendeleo baada ya mwaka 2015 ambao ni mwaka wa mwisho wa kutekeleza Malengo ya Milenia (Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Development Agenda). Balozi Mushy alisisitiza umuhimu wa taasisi zote husika kushiriki katika vikao vya maandalizi vya mchakato huo au wakishindwa kushiriki waandae taarifa za maandishi ili watakaoshiriki waziwasilishe.


Balozi Mushy akiendelea na mada yake.


Maafisa kutoka Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa nao wakisikiliza mada.


Balozi Mushy akibadilishana mawazo na mmoja wa wajumbe wa kongamano hilo baada ya kumaliza kazi ya kuwasilisha mada.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tanzania and Malawi submit written reply for the Lake Nyasa border row


Tanzania and Malawi delegations led by Foreign Affairs Ministers Bernard K. Membe (MP) (Tanzania) and Ephraim Chiume (Malawi), officially submitted written replies on the Lake Nyasa border row, earlier today in Maputo Mozambique.  

The two countries submitted their written replies to the former Mozambique President Joachim Chissano, who leads a panel of former Heads of State of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).  Other mediators include former President Festus Mogae of Botswana and former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa. 

Former Mozambique President Joachim Chissano (left), welcomes Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation at his office in Maputo, Mozambique during their meeting earlier today.   Minister Membe paid a courtesy visit to submit a written reply of the issues raised by the Mediation Forum of the former African Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Former Mozambique President Joachim Chissano (left), welcomes Hon. Ephraim Chiume, Malawi's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation at his office in Maputo, Mozambique during their meeting earlier today.   Minister Chiume had also paid a courtesy visit to submit a written reply of the issues raised by the Mediation Forum of the former African Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Former Mozambique President Chissano holds a meeting with delegation from both Tanzania and Malawi.

The meeting continues. 

Hon. Minister Membe explains Tanzania position on the Lake Nyasa border row with Malawi.

In the photo are Hon. Minister Membe (left), Attorney General Judge Frederick Werema (2nd left), Ambassador Shamim Nyanduga, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Mozambique and Mr. Elisha Suku (right), Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Also in participation during the meeting are Mr. Togolani Mavura (left), Private Assistant to the Hon. Minister Membe, Mr. Frank Mwega (center), Head of Chancery for the Tanzania High Commission in Mozambique and Colonel Mahamud M. Lwimbo (right), Defence Advisor in the Tanzania High Commission in Mozambique.  

Hon. Minister Membe (MP) officially submits Tanzania's written reply on the issues raised by the Mediation Forum of the former African Heads of State and Government from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Maputo, Mozambique.  

Hon. Minister Chiume (MP) officially submits Malawi's written reply on the issues raised by the Mediation Forum of the former African Heads of State and Government from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Maputo, Mozambique. 

The two Ministers congratulates each other of their submission of the written reply on the issues raised by the Mediation Forum of the former Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

Mr. Elisha Suku in a photo with former Mozambique President Chissano.

Mr. Elisha Suku in a photo with Attorney General Judge Frederick Werema. 

A group photo of former Mozambique President Chissano (2nd left), Foreign Affairs Minister Chiume of Malawi (left), Foreign Affairs Minister Membe of Tanzania (2nd right), and Attorney General Judge Werema. 

A group photo of Tanzania and Malawi delegation.  Also in the photo is Ambassador Shamim Nyanduga (3rd right), High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Mozambique. 


All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Minister Membe officiates the Opening of the Consulate of Botswana



Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation officiates the opening of the Consulate of the Republic of Botswana in the United Republic of Tanzania today in Dar es Salaam.  Also cutting the ribbon is High Commissioner Tuelonyana Ditlhabi Olipant (2nd left) of the Republic of Botswana in the United Republic of Tanzania with residence in Zambia.  The special occasion was witnessed by Mr. Emmanuel Ole Naiko (right), Honorary Consul of the Republic of Botswana in Tanzania and Charge d'Affaires (left) of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tanzania.

Minister Membe (center) in a group photo together with Mr. Emmanuel Ole Naiko (left), Honorary Consul of Botswana in Tanzania and H.E. Tuelonyana Ditlhabi Olipant (right), High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana in the United Republic of Tanzania with residence in Zambia.  The new office is located at the Haidery Plaza in Dar es Salaam. 

Hon. Minister Membe (2nd left), signing the visitors' book as part of the opening ceremony. 

Mr. Ole Naiko shows something to Minister Membe.  Witnessing the moment is Ambassador Vincent Kibwana (left), Director of the Department of Africa in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Minister Membe gives his remarks to officiate the opening of the Consulate of the Republic of Botswana in Tanzania.   During his remark Minister Membe said that this Consulate will bridge the two countries to enhance their economic cooperation in areas that include investment, trade and business.  Currently Botswana's investors have invested in Mlimani City's shopping mall, its conference hall, and Botanzal Garden. 

Minister Membe proposes a toast for the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Botswana in Tanzania.

Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki (right), Director of the Department of Asia and Australasia exchanges views with Mr. Said A. Shamo, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Djibouti in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Ambassador Kairuki (left) and Ambassador Kibwana (right) in a photo with Mr. Sadrudin Shariff, Honorary Consul General of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in the United Republic of Tanzania during the opening ceremony.

Minister Membe (left) in a photo with Ambassador Sinikka Antila of Finland in Tanzania and Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tanzania. 

 Ambassador Kibwana in a photo with Honorary Consul Emmanuel Ole Naiko of the Republic of Botswana in Tanzania and High Commissioner Tuelonyana Ditlhabi Olipant of the Republic of Botswana in the Republic of Tanzania with residence in Zambia. 

Ambassador Sinikka Antila of Finland to the United Republic of Tanzania and High Commissioner Tuelonyana Ditlhabi Olipant of the Republic of Botswana.

Ambassador Kibwana (2nd right) in a photo with Ms. Zuhura Bundala, Assistant Director of the Department of Africa, Ms. Helen Rwegasira (right) and Mr. Bilauri (2nd left), Foreign Service Officers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Ambassador Sinikka Antila of Finland in a photo with Honorary Consul Emmanuel Ole Naiko of the Republic of Botswana in Tanzania.

Ms. Zuhura Bundala (center) and Ms. Hellen Rwegasira in a photo with Mr. Emmanuel Ole Naiko, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Botswana in the United Republic of Tanzania. 

A group photo.



All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 



Tanzania na Umoja wa Mataifa zasaini Mkataba wa Uenyeji wa kujenga taasisi ya kuhifadhi nyaraka za Mahakama ya ICTR

 


Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Mhe. Bernard K. Membe (Mb) kulia na Mwanasheria kutoka Umoja wa Mataifa, Bw.Serpa Soares wakiweka saini Mkataba ambapo Tanzania itakuwa Mwenyeji wa Taasisi mpya ya Umoja wa Mataifa itakayojengwa mjini Arusha kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi kumbukumbu na nyaraka za iliyokuwa Mahakama ya Kimataifa ya Mauaji ya Kimbari ya Rwanda. Uwekaji saini huo ulifanyika katika Ofisi ya Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 26 Novemba, 2013.


Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Mhe. Bernard K. Membe (Mb), (kulia) akibadilishana mikataba na Bw. Soares mara baada ya shughuli ya uwekaji saini kukamilika.

Kutoka kushoto ni Balozi Dora Msechu, Kaimu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Balozi Celestine Mushy, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bw. James Lugaganya, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Sera na Mipango, Bibi Naomi Zegezege, Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Kitengo cha Sheria na Bw. Benedict Msuya, Afisa Mambo ya Nje wakishuhudia uwekaji saini huo.

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa akiwa katika mazungumzo na Bw. Soares mara baada ya kukamilisha shughuli za uwekaji saini. katika mazungumzo hayo, Mhe. Waziri alilishukuru Baraza la Usalama la Umoja wa Mataifa kwa kuichagua Tanzania kuwa mwenyeji wa taasisi itakayohifadhi kumbukumbu na nyaraka za Mahakama ya Kimataifa ya Mauaji ya Kimbari ya Rwanda.


Mazungumzo yakiendelea huku ujumbe wa Tanzania uliokaa upande wa kulia na ujumbe wa Umoja wa Mataifa ukifuatilia mazungumzo hayo.

Bw. Soares akisisitiza jambo huku Mhe. Membe akisikiliza kwa makini. wengine katika picha ni ujumbe wa Tanzania uliokaa upande wa kulia na ujumbe wa Umoja wa Mataifa uliokaa upande wa kushoto.

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa wakiagana na Bw. Soares mara baada ya shuguli ya uwekaji saini kukamilika





Vietnam to build a telecommunication network in Tanzania

Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki, Director of the Department of Asia and Australasia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation holds discussions with H.E. Vo Thanh Nam, Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania who paid a courtesy call at the Ministry. 

The two Ambassadors discussed, among other issues, strengthening bilateral relations that exist between Tanzania and Vietnam and the establishment of the Vietnamese state owned telecom company Viettel in Tanzania.



Vietnamese Telecom Company to invest US$ 720 million in Tanzania
 

Viettel Group plans to invest in Tanzania the amount of US$ 720 million to build a nationwide telecommunication network in all regions.  The Company is the Vietnamese state owned telecom giant.


Unveiling the new plan was the new Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Vo Thanh Nam, who paid a courtesy visit to the Director for Asia and Australasia, Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation recently in Dar es Salaam.

The announcement comes almost 3 years after Hon.Mizengo Pinda, the Prime Minster of Tanzania, made an official visit to Vietnam, in which he invited the Telecom Group to invest in the country.

According to Ambassador Vo Thanh Nam, the multi-million dollar investment to be implemented in two phases, will be used to setup a national network - targeting 95 percent coverage, and allow 50-60% of Tanzanians to access the Internet at relatively lower charges.

As part of the Group’s commitment to support Tanzania’s e-Learning initiative, Viettel has also pledged to provide free internet access to all public schools in Tanzania which already have electricity. The proposed free internet initiative will significantly boost Tanzania’s effort to narrow the digital gap and expand its e-Leaning programme across the country.


Viettel is among the world’s top 15 telecom operators with more than 60 million subscribers spread across six countries.The Telecom Group has annual turnover of approximately US$ 6 billion (2011), with an average growth rate of around 20% a year.

Welcoming the Vietnamese investment, the Director for Asia and Australasia, Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki said: “Viettel’s investment into Tanzania is a testimony that Tanzania is open for business. We welcome more Vietnamese companies to invest in other areas identified under the “Big Results Now” initiative.”

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Monday, November 25, 2013

President Kikwete hosts the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region


H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania welcomes Ms. Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region during their meeting today at the State House in Dar es Salaam. 

President Kikwete expresses his appreciation of the Envoy's tireless efforts and dedication in building peace and security in the Great Lakes Region, particularly, in the DRC.  Further to their discussion, Ms. Robinson personally extended her condolences to the Government of Tanzania as well as the families of the fallen Tanzania members of the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB). 

Listening on to the discussion is Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) (left), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Ambassador Dora Msechu (center), Acting Permanent Secretary and Director of the Department of Europe and Americas in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Also in the photo is Mr. Miyaye (right), Acting Director of the Department of Regional Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

A group photo of President Kikwete (2nd right), together with Ms. Mary Robinson (center), Dr. Alberic Kacou (right), the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Tanzania.  Others are Mr. Modibo Toure (2nd left), Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy of the UNSG for the Great Lakes Region and Mr. Fode Said Conde (left), Special Assistant to the Special Envoy of the UNSG for the Great Lakes Region. 


All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago