Samia starts two day Burundi state visit

16Jul 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Samia starts two day Burundi state visit

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan lands in Burundi for a two day state visit starting today, State House spokesperson Jaffar Haniu said in a statement yesterday.

Samia’s visit follows an invitation from Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye.

While in Burundi, the president is expected to hold talks with her counterpart and witness the signing of cooperation agreements as well as addressing the media.

She is also scheduled to address Tanzanian and Burundian business leaders, with delegates expected to discuss business and investment opportunities available in the two countries.

Meanwhile, President Samia yesterday held talks with a special envoy form the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahya at the State House in Dar es Salaam.

Sheikh Al Nahya who is Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation assured President Samia of his country’s commitment to continue supporting Tanzania’s development efforts and improving gender equality.

He said that the UAE supports President Samia’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19 insisting his country is ready to provide Tanzania with a consignment of the vaccines.

President Samia assured Sheikh Al Nahya of continuing to cement existing bilateral relations for mutual benefit, noting that the UAE is a vital development partner for Tanzania, involved in infrastructure projects.

The trade volume between the two countries was also rising, with the various interventions taken by Tanzania to the improve business and investment environment, she added.

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