Strengthening relations with Tanzania is India’s priority: EAM Jaishankar

The Foreign Ministers of India and Tanzania said that the two countries have come to an agreement on a roadmap for enhancing their mutually beneficial relations by identifying new areas of collaboration in industries like trade, investment, agriculture, defence, and education. At the 10th India-Tanzania joint commission meeting in Dar Es Salaam on saturday, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar met with Tanzanian foreign affairs and east african cooperation minister stergomena tax.

The two sides also discussed ways to boost trade and investment as one of the areas of cooperation. The two sides also spoke on ways to encourage greater ICT (information and communications technology) and technological cooperation. We discussed enhancing internal training and communication. And we examined new sectors to travel between India and Tanzania in the fields of health, agriculture, defence, and education. Due to their joint struggle for freedom during the colonial era, India and Tanzania have a very solid and long-standing friendship that is founded on solidarity and fraternity.

India and Tanzania have a strong, enduring partnership built on solidarity and fraternity that dates back to their shared battle for independence during the colonial era. According to Mr. Tax, the two sides agreed to strengthen their collaboration in these areas after noting with satisfaction the milestones in a number of areas, including politics, trade and investment, energy, education, water, health, and ICT. The choice to build Zanzibar's first Indian institute of technology will support tanzania's initiatives to strengthen its technological and innovative capabilities. 

Samia Hassan, The President of Tanzania, was also contacted by Mr. Jaishankar. They spoke about bilateral relations in maritime cooperation, capacity building, and defence and security. Additionally, he sent president Samia the private greetings of president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Modi. During the ceremony, Jaishankar stated that it was an honour to share India's experiences in the field of water development with Zanzibar. It's been a significant challenge for us. Today, one of our key development programmes has been the 'jal jeevan mission'. It's a massive Pan-Indian Project, and what we're doing with you is a natural extrapolation of what we're doing in India, and we are very fortunate to partner with you in that. Jaishankar also visited stone town in Zanzibar, and he was blessed to visit the Arya Samaj and Shri shiv shakti mandirs. This time-honored meeting of Africa and India continues to grow as an illustration of our current partnership.

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