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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Mexico for stronger ties with Tanzania

3rd December 2012
Mexican consul in Tanzania Mohammed Reza Saboor shakes hands with Vice-President Dr Gharib Bilal who was on his way to Mexico to witness the swearing in of the country’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, over the weekend. (Photo: Courtesy of Mexico Consulate)

The government of Mexico has expressed its readiness to strengthen cooperation and partnership with Tanzania in various areas.

This was said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend by the Mexico honorary consular in Tanzania Mohammed Reza Saboor, while seeing off Vice President Dr Gharib Bilal who was leaving for Mexico to witness the swearing in of the new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a ceremony held on December 1.

Dr Bilal leading a delegation of 30 officials from various government departments was expected back home this week.

Saboor promised to cement existing ties between the two countries which was initiated with the introduction of sisal plant in 1893.
He said the history of the sisal industry in Tanganyika has an air of romance to it, having made Tanga region a major exporter of the crop in the world.

According to him, Tanzania offers some of the most unique opportunities for investment and tourist attractions to the Mexican investors and tourists.

Explaining about the new President who took over power from Felipe Calderón, Saboor said he was optimistic that he would enhance bilateral relations between Mexico and Tanzania.
For his part, the VP said the journey to Mexico has provided opportune time for both countries to see how to extend their relationship.

Dr Bilal said there are several areas of common interest to develop as well as opportunities to explore to strengthen the presence of Mexico in Tanzania and vice versa.
He commended the opening of honorary consular office in Tanzania, saying it was an important step in strengthening the existing relations between the two countries.



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