What you need to know:
- During his visit, he will engage in crucial political consultations with President Samia Suluhu Hassan, with the two leaders expected to open new doors of trade relations between the two countries.
Dar es Salaam. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is expected to arrive in Tanzania for a four-day state visit from November 16 to November 19, 2023.
President Iohannis will be received at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) by Foreign and East African Cooperation Minister January Makamba.
The visit is the response to President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s invitation, according to statement issued by the foreign ministry on Wednesday November 15, 2023.
During his visit, he will engage in crucial political consultations with President Hassan, with the two leaders expected to open new doors of trade relations between the two countries.
The two heads of state will witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, forestry, food, and emergency rescue issues, followed by a joint press conference.
While in the country, President Iohannis and his delegation will on November 18, 2023 go to Zanzibar to have talks with the President of Zanzibar, Hussein Mwinyi, and later visit tourist attractions, including Stone Town.
The visit is strategically designed to reinforce Romania’s diplomatic, economic and cultural ties with Africa.
The visit is a part of a larger tour spanning four African nations, including Kenya, Cape Verde, and Senegal, underscoring Romania’s commitment to fostering stronger ties with the African continent.
President Iohannis’s tour is strategically designed to reinforce Romania’s diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties with Africa.
Tanzania and Romania have been cooperating in trade and investment. The main Tanzanian products exported to Romania are Nile perch fillet, tea, tobacco and avocado.
Whereas, Tanzania imports from Romania products of electrical machines, tractors, vehicles, and medical equipment.
Statistics show that in 2021, Tanzania exported products worth $4.26 million to Romania.
Meanwhile, Romania exported products worth $12.3 million to Tanzania.
Romania has invested in various projects in the Tanzania Mainland such as transportation, industry and tourism worth $6.04 million, which has created 89 jobs.
On the other hand, Romania has also invested in three projects in Zanzibar worth $7.5 million this year, which have created 64 jobs.
“This visit is an opportunity for Tanzania to strengthen its tourism market, where currently statistics show that the number of tourists from Romania has increased from 6,418 in 2018 to 12,148 in 2022,” the statement reads in part.