FOREIGN Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, has assured Arab group of ambassadors that Tanzania will continue to strengthen cooperation with their respective countries.
Ambassador Mulamula made the remarks on Friday when she met with the ambassadors in Dar es Salaam during the Eid Al-Adha luncheon organised in her honour by the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Tanzania, Hamdi Mansour AbuAli.
“This is my third invitation from group of ambassadors. The first group was the European group, and then I met with the African group and now the Arab group. Since I was appointed, you opened your arms to welcome me; I have always felt the warmth...I want to assure you that my doors are open for you ambassadors,” she said.
The Minister expressed her delight and pleasure to meet with the Arab group of Ambassadors, and expressed gratitude to Palestine for the initiative to organise such a gathering.
Commenting on Tanzania’s stance on Palestine, she said “despite the world dynamics and opinions on social media, Tanzania’s stance on Palestine has not changed; we are on a time where people are second -guessing the Tanzania stance on Palestine, Luckily I have served six administrations from Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and I can assure you that our stance has not changed, we defend human rights and the right to self determination,”
“We want to establish a close relationship between Tanzania and your embassy to ensure there is a friendly and conducive environment in economy, education and business,” she said.
She also expressed gratitude to the ambassadors for the support they have always been offering to the Tanzanian government, and promised to do her best to visit capital cities of each embassy in their respective countries.
“Because of the Covid 19, it has not been easy to visit your countries, I will find a way to visit your capitals. I want to make sure we strengthen our relations,” she said.
For his part, the Palestine Ambassador in Tanzania, Hamdi Mansour AbuAli said that the Arab group of ambassadors will continue to work closely with Tanzanians. Other ambassadors who attended the luncheon included Ahmed Djellal from Algeria, Ali Abdullah Al Mahruqi from Oman, Said Amin Shamo from Djibouti, and Kamal Krista (CDA) from Libya.
Others are Jafar Nasir Abdalla (CDA) (Sudan), Fikri Taleb Al Sakaf(CDA) (Yemen), Abdelillah Benryane (Morocco), Mohamed Gaber Mohamed Abulwafa (Egypt), Ahamada El Badaoui Mohamed Fakih (Comoros), Prof Ralan Pardede (Indonesia), Hamisu Umar Takalmawa (Nigeria).