During the event which was held at State House in dar es Salaam , EU representative, Manfred Fanti thanked President Magufuli for accepting him to represent the EU in Tanzania, promising to continue strengthening existing relations.
He pledged to support various development endeavours implemented by the government as it heads towards an industrialised middle-income nation.
Ambassador Fanti assured the President of continued talks on a number of issues insisting to mostly push for energy projects through the state-owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) and other projects signed in the 11th Tanzania –EU development agreement with the total budget of 1.583trn/-.
President Magufuli commended the EU ambassador’s stand to continue cementing existing relations between EU and Tanzania. He assured him of full support in implementation of various projects for the benefit of both sides.
Finland ambassador to Tanzania, Riitta Swan applauded President for successful fight against corruption. She said Finland will continue supporting the areas of cooperation which includes environment conservation and improvement of tax collection systems through the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).
Rwanda ambassador to Tanzania, Maj General Charles Karamba said he will make sure the wishes by Rwandan President Paul Kagame of ensuring enhanced cooperation with Tanzania is attained.
President Magufuli thanked the ambassadors for their efforts to strengthen existing relations calling upon Rwandan ambassador to enhance businesses between Tanzania and Rwanda as per President Kagame’s wish to make sure Rwandan cargo pass through Tanga and Dar es Salaam ports.
“Tanzania and Rwanda are all members of the East African Community (EAC) hence the need to support each other in businesses for mutual benefits”, President Magufuli asserted.