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EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar’s Visit to Tanzania

From July 5–8, 2023, Dr. S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, paid an official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar met with President Samia Hassan of Tanzania to discuss ways to deepen bilateral ties in sectors like capacity building, marine cooperation, and defence and security.

EAM made his first trip to Zanzibar from July 5–6, 2023, when he inspected a water supply project financed by the Government of India line of credit. He asserted that the success of the development cooperation between Tanzania and India depends on the contribution of Indian knowledge, wisdom, and best practices. He met with top officials and attended a reception on the Indian Naval Ship Trishul sailing through Tanzania.

EAM then paid a visit to Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam city from July 7 to 8, 2023, where he co-chaired the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart and had meetings with many Cabinet-rank Ministers and other high officials.  He met with members of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for India during his visit and opened a business meeting between Tanzania and India. 

Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted that the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission on Economic, Technical, and Scientific Cooperation held a thorough and fruitful discussion in Dar-es-Salaam. He praised FM Dr. Stergomena Tax, his co-chair.

They discussed a range of cooperation topics, including politics, trade and investment, development partnerships, defence and security, capacity building, health, education, agriculture, skill development, and ICT, as well as people-to-people interactions, the growth of the blue economy, and cultural ties. Additionally, they discussed their partnership in the Commonwealth, NAM, and UN and their thoughts on the region.

President Samia received the personal greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Dr. S. Jaishankar. Dr. S. Jaishankar thanked her for her warm sentiments regarding their development efforts. Their joint efforts in ICT and water have already had a significant impact. According to EAM, the IIT campus will strengthen its relations to new levels.

During Dr. S. Jaishankar’s visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the establishment of IIT Madras’ first overseas campus in Zanzibar, a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa.

As part of his ongoing tour to Tanzania, Dr. S. Jaishankar spoke with the Indian community in Dar-es-Salaam and emphasized the significance of Mission IT (India & Tanzania). He officially unveiled Swami Vivekananda’s bust in Dar-es-Salaam. It was opened at the Indian Cultural Center in Tanzania, where it was described as a testament to his ageless teachings that cut beyond frontiers and emphasized his message of trust in humanity. He emphasized the close ties between India and Africa, particularly with regard to East Africa. Dr. S. Jaishankar told the audience that the shared values and interests form the foundation of the relationship between Tanzania and India.