Egypt-Tanzania relations witness momentum: envoy


Fri, 24 May 2019 - 08:48 GMT

Tanzania's Flag- CC via pexels/ Surendra Singh Shekhawat

Tanzania's Flag- CC via pexels/ Surendra Singh Shekhawat

DAR ES SALAAM - 24 May 2019: Egypt's Ambassador to Tanzania Mohammed Gaber Abul Wafa affirmed that relations between Egypt and Tanzania have been witnessing a momentum since President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's visit to Dar es Salaam in August 2018.

Egypt is keen on backing and boosting the development plans of the east African country, the ambassador added while attending an iftar banquet that saw a galaxy of African and Arab ambassadors alongside religious organizations representatives.

Tanzania's Mufti and head of the National Muslim Council of Tanzania Sheikh Aboubakary Zubeiry, Dar es salaam sheikh Alhadi Musa, as well as Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria - the current Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, who visited the East African country on June 15-23, were among the attendees.

Such gatherings contribute to promoting communication among different faiths and cultures, along with fostering coexistence and understanding, ambassador Abul Wafa said.

He expounded the priorities and interests of Egypt during its current chairmanship of the African Union. Also, the ambassador reviewed the time-honored relations between Egypt and Tanzania that mark their 55th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations.



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