US promises TZ improved diplomatic ties

US Ambassador to Tanzania, Michael Battle has promised to increase the diplomatic, economic, security as well as people-to-people ties between the two countries.

The envoy made the remarks on Tuesday, a day after presenting his diplomatic credentials to President Samia Suluhu Hassan at Chamwino State House in Dodoma.

Using his verified Twitter handle @USAmbTanzania, Ambassador Battle insisted in his tweet that success between the two countries is inevitable when there is cooperation, more trade and more investment.

“I believe it’s not about what the U.S. can do for Tanzania, but what the U.S. can do WITH Tanzania. When we begin with mutual respect and mutual interests, that’s how we get to mutual prosperity…we ALL benefit. Kazi iendelee and let’s get it done!,” the envoy tweeted.

After presenting his documents in Dodoma, the US Ambassador said in his tweet: “It was an honor to meet President @SuluhuSamia and present my credentials as the new US Ambassador to Tanzania.

“Looking forward to getting down working on strengthening the great partnership between our nations that has grown over 60 years and hopefully taking it to new levels.”

The United States established diplomatic relations with Tanzania (then-Tanganyika) in 1961.

The United States and Tanzania have an established partnership characterized by mutual respect and aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous future.

According to US Department of State’s website, the world’s economic powerhouse

remains committed to strengthening democracy in Tanzania and working with Tanzanians on women’s and children’s health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and food security, inclusive economic growth, wildlife conservation, sustainable development, and security.

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