President Samia carries out minor diplomatic reshuffle

TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has assigned work satiations to ambassadors and high commissioners, including six of them who were appointed on May 10 this year.

The Head of State also made changes on the work stations of four diplomats.

According to the statement availed to the media by the Directorate of Presidential Communication Unit, President Samia has assigned Ambassador Fatma Rajab to represent Tanzania in Oman. Ms Rajab is replacing Abdallah Kilima who has retired.

The statement also said that High Commissioner Joseph Sokoine will represent Tanzania in Canada, replacing Dr Mpoki Ulisubisya who has also retired.

It further said Ambassador Naimi Aziz will represent the country in Austria while Major General Ramson Mwaisaka who is Ambassador- Designate will represent Tanzania in Rwanda, replacing Major General Richard Makanzo who has been transferred to Cairo, Egypt.  Makanzo is replacing John Nchimbi who is returning home.

The statement further said that Ambassador- Designate Gelasius Byakanwa has been assigned to represent the country in Burundi, taking over from Ambassador Jilly Maleko who has retired.

Ambassador -Designate Habibu Mohamed has been allocated to represent the country in Qatar, replacing Ambassador Mahadhi Maalim who has been shifted to Kuala Lumpur while Imani Njalikai Ambassador -Designate will represent Tanzania in Algeria, replacing Major General Jacob King who has retired.

President Samia  further assigned  Ambassador- Designate  Hassan  Mwamweta  to represent Tanzania in Germany,  replacing  Ambassador Abdallah  Possi  who has been transferred to  Geneva Switzerland.

 The statement said Possi is becoming Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Maimuna Tarishi whose tenure of service has expired.

Mohamed Abdallah ( Ambassador -Desigante)  has been  assigned to represent Tanzania  in Saudi Arabia,  taking over from  Ambassadors Ali Jabir Mwadini who has been shifted to  Paris  in France  to replace  Dr William  Shelikindo who has been appointed as  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs and East African   Cooperation .

High Commissioner John Simbachawene has been allocated to represent Tanzania in Uganda, taking over from Dr Aziz Mlima who has retired.

The statement said all ambassadors -designate will be sworn in on August 16 this year.

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