Norwegian Foreign Minister to visit EAC secretariat

09Mar 2016
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Norwegian Foreign Minister to visit EAC secretariat

EAST African Community (EAC) secretariat, a Norwegian investor’s farm and bio-energy plant are among key areas which Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Tone Skogen will visit this week.

Tone Skogen

In a statement, Norwegian embassy in Dar es Salaam said, Skogen whose responsibility include development policy and finance, international economic cooperation and business promotion, will also meet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Augustine Mahiga, Ministry of Finance, Dr Philip Mpango and Minister of Energy and Minerals, Professors Sospeter Muhongo.

“Furthermore, the delegation will also meet and engage with students at the Arusha Technical College, where Norway supports vocational training in the renewable energy sector,” the statement added.

She will also launch the Norwegian Contribution to the Tax Modernisation Programme during her three days visit.

“Norway and Tanzania have been partners in development cooperation for almost 50 years, and this visit is the first in my official capacity,” Skogen said.

She pointed out that Norway will continue to support the country in tax auditing of corporations, build the negotiation capacity towards the extractive industry and to escalate tax revenues.

The Deputy Minister will also announce the Norwegian contribution to the Skills for Oil and Gas- Africa (SOGA) vocational training initiative.