Tanzania, Indonesia sign deals to boost trade, investments

Jarkata, INDONESIA: Tanzania and Indonesia have signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU’s) early Thursday as Dar es Salaam and Jakarta envision strong trade tie.

The deals were sign in the presence of Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her host President of Indonedia, Joko Widodo.

The signed MoUs focused on diplomatic capacity building cooperation, agriculture, mineral and blue economy.
Speaking shortly after the signing ceremony, President Samia said as the countries share the vision to promote bilateral investment promising to participate in the forthcoming Indonesia-Tanzania business and investment forum.

Through the platform, Tanzania’s Head of State said, the East African Community (EAC) member is expected to highlight the trade and investment potential and opportunities available.

“My mantra to the private sector partners is, the best time to invest in Tanzania was two years ago but the second-best time is now,” President Samia noted.

According to President Samia, the two leaders embarked on a tree planting activity this morning as a sign of their shared commitment to building a safer planet adding that access to clean cooking fuel not only empowers the community but also protects trees and environment in general.

“In global conservation on protecting our environment Tanzania continues to underscore the access to clean and safer cooking fuels and technologies…we agreed to work more closely and share experience with Indonesia in support of clean cooking solutions in Africa,” she stated.

President Samia’s visit to Indonesia becomes her first international work-visit where she said that the visit has been opportune timely and much more significant.

“This is because this year we are marking 60 years since the establishment of our diplomatic relations, to us Indonesia has been a friend of all season and all weather because our relation duck back to pre-colonial days and once officiated it was among the first countries to open its embassy in Tanzania,” she said.

However, she used the podium and welcomed President Widodo to Tanzania as a tourist once he retires, saying she will gladly host him in her tiny village, in the spice island of Zanzibar.

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