Diplomatist Special Report - Tanzania Tanzania 2018 - Page 45

Medard Kalemani, Minister of Energy, attended the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance on 19-20 March 2018, and Hon. Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children attended the Delhi End TB Summit in March 2018. Earlier, the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy visited Tanzania (Sept 2015). He met the then President of Tanzania, Mr. Jakaya Kikwete and handed over Prime Minister’s invitation for the Third India Africa Forum Summit. Secretary (ER), Ministry of External Affairs held bilateral consultations in Dar es Salaam in June 2016. Other visits included those by CSIR delegation led by Secretary, DSIR & DG-CSIR in June 2017 and Admiral Sunil Landa, Chief of Naval Staff/Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee in July 2017. Past high-level visits The two countries have benefi tted from a long tradition of high level understanding and exchanges, including visits between the then President Dr. Julius Nyerere and the Indian leadership. In the post-Neyerere period, high level visits from India included those by the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (May 2011), the then President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Sept 2004), and then Prime Minister Mr. I.K. Gujral (Sept 1997). The then Speaker of Lok Sabha Mrs. Meira Kumar visited Tanzania in Sept-Oct 2009 and then External Affairs Minister Mr. Yashwant Sinha visited Tanzania in April 2003. Other Ministerial visits included those by the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Sept 2013), Minister of State for External Affairs (July 2013 and Aug 2003), Minister of Steel (April 2013), and Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences (Dec 2011). From Tanzania, high level visits were undertaken by the President of Tanzania, Mr. Jakaya Kikwete (June 2015 and April 2008), President of Zanzibar Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein (Feb 2014), Prime Minister Mr. Mizengo Pinda (Sept 2009), Vice President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein (March 2008), President of Zanzibar Mr. Amani Abeid Karume (March 2004), and President Mr. Benjamin Mkapa (Dec 2002). Ministerial visits included those by Zanzibar’s Minister of Finance of Tanzania (March 2017), Tanzania’s Minister of Trade and Industry (Nov 2014), Minister for Water (July 2014), Minister for Energy and Minerals (Jan 2014), Zanzibar’s Minister for Labour, Economic Empowerment & Cooperatives (May 2013), Minister of Communication Science & Technology (March 2013), Minister of Health and Social Welfare (March 2013), Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (March 2013), Minister of Industry and Trade (Jan 2013), Minister of Industry & Trade (Oct/Nov 2012), Speaker of the National Assembly (Oct 2012), Minister of Defence and National Service (March/ April 2012) and Minister for Finance (March 2012). Bilateral Treaties & Agreements In addition to the MOUs/agreements signed during the Prime Minister’s visit to Tanzania (July 2016), India and Tanzania have si gned a number of bilateral Treaties/MOUs/ Agreements. They are: • Agreement on Friendship & Technical, Economic and Scientifi c Cooperation (1966) • Trade Agreement (1972) • MOU on Technical Cooperation in the fi eld of Posts and Telecommunications (1996) • Agreement on the establishment of Joint Business Council (1997) • Agreement on the establishment of a Joint Trade Committee (2000) • MOU for Co-operation in the fi eld of Agriculture and Allied Sectors (2002) • Agreement in the fi eld of Health & Medicine (2002) • MoU on Exchange of Programme on Co-operation in the fi eld of Education (2003) • MOU on Defence Cooperation (2003) • Agreement on Waiving Tanzania’s Outstanding Loans (2004) • Agreement on Cooperation in Information Technology and Services (2004) • Letter of Intent on Preferential Trade Agreement/Free Trade Agreement (2008) • MOU on joint venture between National Social Security Fund, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania and Apollo Hospitals Ltd. (2011) • Agreement on Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (2011). Earlier DTAA was signed in 1979. • Joint Action Plan between National Small Industries Corporation Ltd and Small Industries Development Organisation (2011) • Letter of Intent between Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Energy & Minerals (2013) • MOU for Cooperation in the fi eld of Hydrography between Tanzania and India & Protocol on exchange of Hydrographic Data (2015) • MOU between the East Africa Statistical Training Center (EASTC) in Tanzania and the National Statistical System Training Academy in India on establishing a collaborative program in offi cial statistics (2015) • MOU between EASTC and Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (2015) • MOU on Cooperation in the fi eld of Tourism (2015) • Loan Agreement between Exim Bank and Government TANZANIA• 45