Visit of President of Tanzania

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania, came on a five-day official visit to India from 19 June 2015.

India and Tanzania agreed to set up a joint working group on counter-terrorism and increase gas exploration cooperation in the east African nation, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in New Delhi.

The two sides also inked eight agreements, including for cooperation in the field of agricultural science, statistics, hydrography and tourism.

Mr Kikwete was the first head of State from Africa to visit India after the Modi Government came to power in 2014.

The first India-Tanzania business forum was also launched during President Kikwete’s visit.

An agreement was also inked between the Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS), a PSU under the ministry of water resources, and the Tanzanian government for preparation of project report for the Lake Victoria pipeline to provide water to cities.

Both countries also decided to set-up a Joint Working Group to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts.

India is the largest trading partner of Tanzania in Africa with bilateral trade in 2013-14 being more than USD 4 billion. Apart from trade relations, India is also the important destination for Tanzanians seeking high quality health care and education.

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