By TZ Business News Staff .
Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula has held ‘business talks’ with the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Her Excellency, Ambassador Wang Ke in Dodoma.
The talks during the last week of April 2021 focused on strengthening relations between China and Tanzania in the areas of business, investment, and economy.
A statement released after the talks says one of the issues discussed concerned Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) starting flights between Dar es Salaam and Guangzou, China every after two weeks. The Government owned carrier had planned to launch flights to China in March this year but had to postpone the launch due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Ambassador Mulamula’s tête-à-tête with Her Excellency Ambassador Ke was part of a meeting spree with several envoys this week.
Discussions in all these meetings at Tanzania’s administrative Capital, Dodoma, focused on investments, business and the economy. Tanzania is in the midst of a shift from political diplomacy of the past to a new diplomatic orientation described by the late President Benjamin William Mkapa as “Economic Diplomacy”.
Ambassador Mulamula held talks with the French envoy to Tanzania, His Excellency Ambassador Frederick Clavier, and the Israeli Ambassador to Tanzania, His Excellency Obed Joseph.
In talks with the Israeli envoy, Ambassador Mulamula gave thanks to Israel for taking Tanzanian youth for theoretical and practical training in agriculture. She also insisted that Israel should establish a permanent diplomatic mission in Tanzania.
The Foreign Affairs Minister’s discussions with Her Excellency Regina Hess, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tanzania, focused on health, education, natural resources, tourism, business and investments.
The focus shifted to air transport when Ambassador Mulamula met His Excellency Ambassador Peter Van Acker, Belgiam’s Ambassador to Tanzania. The two diplomats talked about co-operating in the sector of air transport, and co-operating on agriculture and clean water distribution.