What Kamala Harris’ visit to Tanzania means

US Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to visit Tanzania by the end of this month.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation says the Vice President’s visit to Tanzania will strengthen strong ties between the two nations.

President Samia and VP Kamala met at USA-Africa Leaders’ Summit in December, last year.

US Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Tanzania follows an invitation by President Samia.

Upon her arrival, VP Harris will meet and hold a talk with President Samia.

US Vice President Kamala Harris with her delegation will also pay a visit to the National Museums of Tanzania (NMT) as well as meeting Tanzanian youth entrepreneurs.

“This visit is a historic one where the Vice President of the US, who is the first woman to hold that position, is making a work visit to Tanzania and meeting with President Samia who is also the first female president in Tanzania,” read the statement.

In 15th April 2022, President Samia Suluhu Hassan and US Vice President Kamala Harris met at the White House in Washington DC pledged strong ties for the two nations.

The Vice President’s visit to Tanzania will advance efforts to expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen business ties and investment, including through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economic empowerment of women.

Other sectors to be touched include health, agriculture, tourism, transportation, blue economy and communication.

Tanzania is among three countries that the Vice President and her delegation will visit in the African continent from 25th March and 2nd April this year.

Other countries are Ghana and Zambia.

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