Tanzania, Vietnam to promote trade

VIETNAM Prime Minister, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, welcomes the visiting Tanzanian Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Charles Tizeba and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage (centre) in Hanoi, on Wednesday, to attend a trade conference. (Photo by our Correspondent)


TANZANIA and Vietnam have reiterated on the need to maintain good relations in order to promote the businesses between the countries to reach 1 billion US dollars by 2020.

This was unveiled during the talks between Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Tanzania’s Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage and Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Charles Tizeba, at the end of the threeday business and investment meeting held in Vietnam this week.

“The government of Tanzania recognizes and honours the friendship and longtime relation between the two countries,” said Mr Mwijage at the forum that brought together 30 Tanzanian business people and over 200 from Vietnam.

He said they had agreed with the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade to form special task force that will meet in Dar es Salam next month to resolve the challenges slowing the process to boost trade balance between the countries.

On his part, the Vietnamese Prime Minister commended Tanzania for the efforts to speed up economic growth as one of the ten countries in the world and first in East Africa with the fastest growing economy.

He thanked the government of Tanzania for supporting Halotel in carrying smoothly its telecom operations particularly in the rural areas. He assured the Tanzania ministers of the Vietnam cooperation for the two countries to realize the goals of building robust economy to benefit its entire people.

Dr Tizeba thanked the Vietnam Premier for the opportunity to discuss together development issues and requested to put officially through signing the agreement to speed up the process.

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