PM: Envoys must enhance economic diplomacy push

18Jan 2022
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
PM: Envoys must enhance economic diplomacy push

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called on ambassadors representing Tanzania in various countries to give economic diplomacy a push by seeking out more investors.


They should boost trade by looking for markets in countries they are stationed, he said in talks with the diplomats at his Mlimwa office here.

Those attending the meeting included Prof Adelardus Kilangi (Brazil), Said Mshana (DR-Congo), Alex Kalua (Israel), Said Shaib Mussa (Kuwait) and Frederick Kibuta (Russia).

Foreign envoys should maintain Tanzania’s image in the countries they are stationed, focus on mobilising for tourists to visit Tanzania and facilitating Tanzania’s traders to find market outlets in those countries, he stated.

He similarly tasked the envoys with working to reduce operational costs in their missions through cost-cutting, while boosting working relationships with other embassy officials. They should also meet with Tanzanians living in those countries and assist them strengthen bonds in those communities by ensuring there is robust leadership, he said.

“Bring them together so that they can participate in industrial development efforts as well as boosting social services,” he specified, noting also that envoys should advertise Kiswahili as when such countries need language teaching services this could be a source of employment for Tanzanians living abroad, especially teachers.

Ambassador Kilangi, speaking on behalf of fellow diplomats, expressed gratitude to the premier for inviting them for an audience with them, vowing that the envoys will not let down President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the government, as they will implement all directives handed to them for the national interest.