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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Salamu za Mwaka Mpya za Mhe. Rais Kikwete





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 




Monday, December 30, 2013

Uteuzi wa Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini


Namibia hosts the SADC's Ministerial Council of the Organ meeting


Hon. Dr. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP) (center), Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation recently participated in the SADC's Ministerial Council of the Organ (MCO) meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia on the 29th of December, 2013.  The Meeting was also participated by other SADC's members that included Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe.  Also in the photo is Mr. Adram Miyaye (left) and d Mr. Gerald Mbwafu, from the Department of the Regional Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Deputy Minister Mahadhi Juma Maalim (left) in a photo with Malawi's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ephraim Chiume. 


Deputy Minister Mahadhi Juma Maalim (2nd left) in a discussion with Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah (2nd right), Foreign Affairs Minister of Namibia and SADC's Chair of the Ministerial Council of the Organ and Hon. Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa (right), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho and former SADC's Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz A. Salomăo.

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

 
 
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TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI
 
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa itashiriki katika hafla ya makabidhiano ya magari ya msaada kutoka Serikali ya China katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Kimataifa wa Mwalimu Nyerere, jijini Dar es Salaam, tarehe 31 Desemba 2013, saa 3:00 asubuhi.
 
Hafla hiyo itahudhuriwa na Uongozi wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa na Wizara ya Fedha, pamoja na Ubalozi wa China hapa nchini.
 
 
Imetolewa na:
 
Kitengo cha Mawasiliano ya Serikali,
 
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa,
 
Dar es Salaam
 
30 Desemba, 2013.
 


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Winner of the 2013 Public Sector Partner of the Year


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. 


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Deputy Minister Mahadhi Juma Maalim participates in the Madagascar's election


H.E. Joaquim Chissano(2nd left), the SADC Mediator to the Republic of Madagascar prepares to issue SADC's preliminary statement during the Madagascar's election.  Also in the photo are Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa (2nd right), Namibia's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Hon. Dr. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP) (right), Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.  

Hon. Chissano, who is also a former president of Mozambique, read the SADC's preliminary statement which declared the Madagascar's election as peaceful, free and transparent.

Hon. Dr. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP), Tanzania Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operations in a discussion with Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, Namibia Minister for Foreign Affairs during the SADC's press conference.

Hon. Maalim (right) in a photo with Hon. Nandi-Ndaitwa (center), Namibia's Foreign Affairs Minister and Mr. Robert Kahendaguza, Acting Director of the Department of Regional Cooperation in the Tanzania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. 



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Government's Statement on the Situation in South Sudan


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PRESS STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN ISSUED BY
HON. BERNARD K. MEMBE (MP), MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, 19TH DECEMBER, 2013

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is gravely concern with the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, following the outbreak of fighting in capital, Juba, and other areas since 15 December, 2013, which resulted in a number of causalities of soldiers as well as civilian population. The fighting is a serious political setback to South Sudan, the world’s new nation which was formed in 2011 after two decades of war. Also, the fighting is a serious setback to the progress made, so far, in the last two years of the existence of South Sudan, as a sovereign state and will lead to the suffering of the civilian populations, who had already started to enjoy peace dividend.

In this respect, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations and the African Union in urging the parties concerned with the fighting in South Sudan to exercise restraint and refrain from any action that may further escalate violence, causalities and humanitarian crisis in that country.

Furthermore, the Government of Tanzania also calls upon the parties concerned to engage in dialogue in order to find a solution of their differences through peaceful means, with due respect of rule of law, human rights and constitutional legality.

Moreover, while reports indicate that so far no Tanzanian has been affected by the fighting, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania calls upon all the parties concerned, most particularly the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure the safety of all the people, not only the South Sudanese but also all the foreigners in South Sudan, including Tanzanian Nationals.

Finally, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania wishes to express its readiness to support efforts by the United Nations, the African Union and the International Community, as a whole, aimed at finding a lasting peace in South Sudan.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION



Tanzania-Qatar for stronger economic ties


On the 18th of December 2013, the State of Qatar celebrated its National Day, an historical event which was commemorated in Dar es Salaam in cooperation with the Qatar Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests.  The event took place at the Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) Hotel, with Guest of Honor H.E. Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

In commemorating the Qatar National Day, H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi (3rd left), former President of the United Republic of Tanzania along with Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish (3d right) of the State of Qatar to the United Republic of Tanzania, and Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim (2nd right), former Prime Minister of Tanzania and former General Secretary of Organization of African Union (OAU) assisted in cutting a special cake baring flags of Tanzania and Qatar, symbolizing the strong bilateral ties between the two countries.  

Others in the photo are H.E. Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha (center), Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and H.E. Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango (left) Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, who is also an Ambassador of Congo-DRC and Mr. Mussaab Al-Fehaid (2nd left), Foreign Service Officer at the Qatar Embassy. 


Ambassador Hassan Simba Yahya, Director of the Department of the Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a discussing with Qatar Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish.

Ambassador Darwish welcomes H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania during the ceremony.  Also in the photo is H.E. Ambassador Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

H.E. Ambassador Gamaha in a discussion with H.E. Ambassador Darwish of the State of Qatar to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Distinguished Guests were treated to various gifts of their choice as souvenirs. 

Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim in a conversation with members of diplomatic corps that included Palestine Ambassador to Tanzania H.E. Dr. Nasri Abujaish (2nd left) and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps H.E. Dean Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango. 
  
Ambassador Darwish gives his remarks. 

Ambassador Gamaha gives his remarks. 

Listening on are Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim and Members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Other guests during the ceremony.

Distinguished Guests listening on. 

Guests during the ceremony. 

More guests.

Ambassador Gamaha reaches out in a bowl to pick a ticket for a lottery winner.

H.E. Judith Kapijimpanga, High Commissioner of Zambia in Tanzania was one of the winners of the round trip Business Air Ticket for Dar-Doha-Dar courtesy of Qatar Airways. 

Another winner was Mr. Batholomeo Jungu, Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He won a gift bag filled with goodies, including a men's cologne. 

Former President Mwinyi in a discussion with Dr. Salim during the ceremony.


All photos courtesy of Mr. Yusuf Badi, photojournalist of the Daily News - Tanzania





Tanzania-Qatar for stronger economic ties

By TAGIE DAISY MWAKAWAGO 

Tanzania and Qatar have vowed to continue strengthening their economic ties for the years to come, gearing towards forging new ventures in oil and gas sectors. 

Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, said that the Government of Tanzania is keen in ensuring that the two countries continue to prosper through their economic cooperation for the betterment lives of their citizens.  

Ambassador Gamaha was speaking yesterday during the Qatar National Day ceremony that was also attended by former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former prime minister Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango of the Democratic Republic of Congo and other members of diplomatic corps.  The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) Hotel in Dar es Salaam. 

"I call upon the Qatari business community to come and invest in the Tanzania economy," said Ambassador Gamaha adding that the Government has put in place conducive investment plans to attract more foreign investors including businessmen from Qatar.

On his part, Qatar Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish expressed his Government readiness in continuing bilateral ties that have existed in the field of technical, economy and investment.  

He said that Qatari businessmen are expected to arrive in Tanzania early next year, to exchange knowledge in oil and gas sectors and to further explore opportunities that exist in Tanzania.   

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete had also sent out a congratulatory message to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, expressing the Government's desire and commitment to further enhance friendship and cooperation existing between these two countries. 

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