Tanzania and India have promised to strengthen the existing diplomatic relations between them and work together to ensure the attainment of sustainable development for the two countries.
While speaking at the event to mark 71 years of India's independence, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and EA cooperation Dr. Damas Ndumbaro said, "Tanzania and India were brotherly nations and will see to it that the ties remain cemented."
At present, the economies of both countries have been growing spurring the strengthening of diplomatic ties between the two.
India has been a good development partner for Tanzania in various sectors such as tourism, water, health, technology and education.
Dr. Ndumbaro further continued, "Tanzania and India had gone long time excellent ties that began during the period of the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and India's Jawaharlal Nehru, the ties that have strengthened social, economic and political development."
In the education sector, Tanzania and India have signed the agreement to cooperate in building a technical centre and provide assistance for developing universities in Zanzibar that target in the provision of skills targeting women with low education.
Whereas, India's assistance in the water sector has enabled the distribution of safe and clean water in the city of Dar es Salaam as well as expansion of water treatment plant in Zanzibar.
Indian High Commissioner in Tanzania Amb. Shri sanjiv Kohli said, "we must remember that union is strength and our goal is to live in peace, harmony and solidarity for the economic growth of our two nations."
He also added that India prides itself for being in good relationship with Tanzania, the relationship that has enabled to stimulate trade, investment, capacity building. Infrastructure and economic development in general.
He thanked Tanzania government for the solidarity it has been extending to India saying the unity has been a stimulus for the development of the two nations.