Jaishankar to embark on four-day visit to Tanzania today

5 July, 2023 | Srishti Ruchandani

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EAM will visit the Dar-es-Salaam city of Tanzania, where he will co-chair the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is set to embark on a four-day official visit to Tanzania on Wednesday to hold high-level talks for greater bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

“The EAM will first visit Zanzibar from July 5 to 6, where he will visit a water supply project funded by Government of India line of credit,” the MEA release said.

During his visit, Jaishankar will call on the top leadership of the East African country and also attend a reception onboard Indian Naval Ship Trishul.

“EAM will thereafter visit the Dar-es-Salaam city of Tanzania from July 7 to 8, where he will co-chair the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart,” it added.

“During the visit, he will meet with the members of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for India. EAM will also be addressing the Indian diaspora and inaugurating the bust of Swami Vivekananda in Dar es Salaam,” the release added.

According to MEA,India and Tanzania have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations.

“EAM’s visit to Tanzania will further consolidate the bilateral relations between our two countries,” the statement added.

The two countries also saw the second edition of the Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting between India and Tanzania, which was held in Arusha on June 28 and 29, earlier this year.

In the JDDC meeting, the two sides discussed enhancing security in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.