Speaking at the event to mark 71 years of India’s independence at the weekend, deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and EA Cooperation Dr Damas Ndumbaro said Tanzania and India were brotherly nations and will see to it that the ties remain cemented.
"Tanzania and India had long time excellent ties that began during the period of the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and India’s Jawaharlal Nehru, the ties that have strengthened social, economic and political development,” said Dr Ndumbaro.
Currently the economies of both countries have been growing spurring the strengthening of diplomatic ties between the two. India has been a good development partner for Tanzania in various sectors including tourism, water, health, technology and education.
India’s assistance in the water sector has enabled the distribution safe and clean water in the city of Dar es Salaam as well as expansion of water treatment plant in Zanzibar.
In the education sector, Tanzania and India have signed the agreement to cooperate in building a technical centre and provide assistance for developing universities in Zanzibar that target in the provision of skills targeting women with low education.
For his part the Indian High Commissioner in Tanzania Amb. Shri Sanjiv Kohli thanked Tanzania government for the solidarity it has been extending to India saying the unity has been a stimulus for the development of the two nations.
"We must remember that union is strength and our goal is to live in peace, harmony and solidarity for the economic growth of our two nations,” said Amb. Kohli.
He added: "India prides itself for being in good relationship with Tanzania, the relationship that has enabled to stimulate trade, investment, capacity building. Infrastructure and economic development in general,” he added.