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UK Minister for Africa visits Tanzania for first time since 2019

Tuesday May 11 2021
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United Kingdom, Minister for Africa, James Duddridge

By Rosemary Mirondo

Dar es Salaam. United Kingdom, Minister for Africa, James Duddridge is visiting Tanzania today May 11 on a two-day official visit.

According to a statement released today, during his visit, the minister will have a range of meetings and visits that show the breadth and depth of the UK's relationship with Tanzania in the fields of business health, education and border security.

Ahead of his arrival, Minister Duddridge said the UK is in a long standing friendship with Tanzania. "I am pleased to visit two months after President Hassan has taken office," he said.

“I look forward to my discussions with the President and her government on our opportunities for cooperation including our work together with the business sector and how we collectively tackle global challenges including climate change and Covid-19,".

According to a statement, this is the first visit by a UK Minister since 2019 and the first since President Samia Suluhu Hassan took office.

The statement further says that on May 11 (today) the Minister will hold high level meetings with President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Foreign Minister Libareta Mulamula.

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He will also meet with the Minister of Trade and Industry Kitila Mkumbo and Minister of Investment Goffrey Mwambe

On May 12, the Minister will travel to Zanzibar where he is expected to meet President Hussein Mwinyi and first Vice President Othman Masoud.

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