DAR ES SALAAM: THE outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Mr Luke Williams, has expressed his experience for the time he served in Tanzania, saying that he will always remember Tanzanians’ hospitality.
“In fact, it is very difficult to say goodbye, but this is the life of diplomats; there is no way, I will always remember the hospitality of Tanzanians,” High Commissioner Williams told Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk who bade him farewell, recently.
Mr Williams also commended the Government of Tanzania for cooperation they offered him during his services as an envoy.
He said Australia will continue to cooperate with Tanzania in ensuring that it further improves sectors of education, tourism, climate change, blue economy as well as trade and investment for the benefit of both countries.
Commenting, Deputy Minister Mbarouk said the bilateral relations between the two countries has continued to strengthen cooperation in various sectors, including education, tourism, minerals, energy, trade and investment as well as dealing with climate change challenge.
He further said the existing cooperation between the countries has been contributed by the best work done by Mr Williams when implementing his duties as a diplomat.
“During your term, you have represented Australia well and great successes have been achieved between Tanzania and Australia,” he emphasised.
Adding: “As a diplomat your work has promoted improvement of various sectors, such as education, tourism, mining, energy and the blue economy and contributed to the growth of trade and investment sectors in our countries.”
Ambassador Mbarouk said he is optimistic that Mr Williams will continue to be a good ambassador for Tanzania in Australia and other places in the world.
Furthermore, Ambassador Mbarouk asked Australia to expand the scope of scholarships, particularly in the energy sector.
In a related development, Ambassador Mbarouk invited investors from Australia to invest in the country, saying the Sixth Phase Government led by the President Samia Suluhu Hassan has greatly improved the business and investment environment.