External Affairs Minister of India, H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar visited the United Republic of Tanzania from 05-08 July 2023.
EAM first visited Zanzibar from 05-06 July 2023, where he called on H.E Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar. A MoU to set up the first ever campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras outside India was signed between the Government of Zanzibar and the Government of India during the visit. EAM also attended a reception onboard Indian Naval Ship Trishul, that saw the presence of the President of Zanzibar. He also visited the Kidutani water supply project, funded by Government of India line of credit. The project will provide drinking water to 30,000 households in Zanzibar.
EAM thereafter visited Dar-es-Salaam city of Tanzania from 07-08 July 2023. EAM called on H.E. Dr. Samia Suluhu, President of Tanzania and co-chaired the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with H.E. Dr. Stergomena Tax, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania. He also met with the members of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for India that has been set up in the National Assembly of Tanzania. EAM inaugurated the bust of Swami Vivekananda at the ‘Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre’ in Dar es Salaam.
Later, EAM participated in an India-Tanzania business meet. He also paid homage to the Indian soldiers at the Commonwealth War memorial in Dar-es-Salaam and visited the India-Tanzania Center for Excellence in IT, where India has gifted a ‘Param’ super computer. EAM also visited the Kibamba water supply project in Dar-Es-Salaam, built under Government of India line of credit. He also addressed the Indian diaspora at a public event attended by more than 1500 people.
EAM also chaired the regional conference of Indian Heads of Missions during the visit.
EAM’s visit to Tanzania provided an opportunity to review the wide ranging bilateral relations between the two countries and contributed towards further consolidation of the existing bilateral relations.