Mr. Muhammad Saleem, Charge d’ Affaires (a.p.), High Commission of Pakistan, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, called on H.E. Ambassador Colonel Wilbert Augustine Ibuge, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania, in Dodoma on March 25, 2020. Mr. Ceaser A. Waitara, Acting Director Asia and Australasia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania was also present.
The two sides reviewed the whole gambit of bilateral relations including political, economic, and cultural fields. The Charge d’ Affaires briefed Ambassador Ibuge on various initiatives being vigorously pursued by the Government of Pakistan to deepen political and economic ties with Tanzania as part of Pakistan’s “Engage Africa Policy”.He highlighted the huge trade and investment potential for mutual benefit of the two countries. He also referred to a number of MoUs/Agreements under active consideration to provide institutional mechanism for strengthening cooperation in various fields.
Ambassador Ibuge appreciated the cooperation rendered by various institutions of Pakistan to Tanzania for capacity building in diverse fields. Highlighting the investment opportunities in Tanzania, he appreciated the contribution of Pakistani business community to Tanzanian economy.
The Permanent Secretary was also briefed about India’s regressive, illegal and unilateral actions in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) since August, 05, 2019 and gross violation of human rights against the People of IOJ&K. The Charge d’ Affaires urged the International Community to take cognizance of the situation in the occupied territory and to urge India to end the human rights violations. He also briefed about Pakistan’s steadfast support for the peace process in Afghanistan. The Permanent Secretary thanked for the update about the situation in the South Asian region.
The two sides expressed satisfaction at the existing mutual cooperation particularly at the United Nations and other international organizations. Both sides agreed to continue the engagement for tangible progress on various subjects of mutual interest and benefit for Pakistan and Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam
March 25, 2020
Last modified: March 30, 2020
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