Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 02:10 GMT
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 02:10 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receives Tanzanian President Samia Hassan in Cairo’s Al-Ittihadiya Palace, 10 November 2021 – Egyptian Presidency
CAIRO – 10 November 2021: Tanzanian President Samia Hassan hailed late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere as “revolutionaries” who shared several views regarding Africa collaboration.
In a press conference with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday, Hassan said her visit has provided an “opportunity to enhance our bonds … which are built on a very solid foundation by our founding fathers” Nyerere and Nasser.
These two leaders were revolutionaries who shared several views on Africa collaboration and unity as well as struggle for global quality, justice system and economic emancipation of the African continent and people of Africa, she added.
Hassan said she discussed with Sisi bilateral, regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern, including diplomatic, political, economic, and social ties, progress on the construction of the Julius Nyerere Dam and the need of enhancing cooperation in trade, education, sports, tourism.
“Upon (the dam) completion we’re expecting it’s going to produce 2115 mw of electricity,” Hassan said.
Hassan said she and Sisi reaffirmed satisfaction in the historic longstanding excellent relations with Egypt.
In regard to peace and security, Hassan said she informed Sisi that Tanzania continues to enjoy peace, stability and tranquility in all fields of life, including political, economic, social and cultural fields.
“This situation has provided an opportunity for the government to focus its efforts to strengthen economy and improve social services,” she said.
Hassan said the Tanzanian government appreciates the longstanding technical assistance provided by the government of Egypt through the various areas of cooperation.
She added that Egypt’s support to Tanzania in the education sector has played a vital role in building capacity, and increasing knowledge, skills and expertise
Concerning economic cooperation, Hassan called for Egyptian investors to explore opportunities in Tanzania, vowing that her government will provide the necessary facilitation for those willing to invest in the country.
“Tanzanian economy, like many other economies, succumbed to the effects of the covid pandemic. In order to revive our economy, we have introduced several packages in our key sectors affected by pandemic such as tourism and we expect to fairly grow economically,” Hassan said.
She added that the Tanzanian GDP is expected to grow by 4.6 this year and next year.
Tanzania welcomes investors from Egypt to come and explore investment opportunities in Tanzania in areas of livestock, agriculture sector, tourism and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining and manufacturing industries.
“My government will render the necessary facilitation to the Egyptian business community wishing to invest into business in the country,” she said.
On defense and security, Hassan said Egypt and Tanzania share mutual concern for peace and security at regional and global level.
She thanked Egypt for the continuous support in providing capacity building to the Tanzanian military personnel.
She added that discussions with Sisi also affirmed the need to further enhance cooperation by exchanging of expertise in peacekeeping and the fight against terrorism.