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Ambassador M. Mlynár presented credentials in Tanzania

Ambassador M. Mlynár presented credentials in Tanzania

29.4.2013 | Aktivity veľvyslancov |

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic with residence in Nairobi Michal Mlynár presented on 25 April 2013 in Dar es Salaam his credentials to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Since 2004 this has been the first presentation of credentials of the Slovak Ambassador in Tanzania.

During the meeting, President Kikwete expressed his sincere appreciation of the humanitarian and development aid projects which Slovak non-governmental organisations have been implementing in Tanzania already since 2007. He also showed keen interest in familiarising himself more with the projects. Ambassador Mlynár informed the Head of the Tanzanian State about the interest of the Slovak Republic in intensifying mutual relations with emphasis on trade and economic co-operation, especially in sectors such as infrastructure development, energy and agriculture. The President very much welcomed this interest and also called for revival of mutual relations in areas such as education and health. In the past, many Tanzanian experts earned their university degrees in former Czechoslovakia. The partners concurred that the nomination of a Slovak honorary consul in Tanzania would be beneficial for enhancing mutual relations, too.

Later Ambassador Mlynár also held meetings with the Tanzanian Minister of Health and Social Welfare, with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Dar es Salaam, as well as with the President of the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. The purpose of these meetings was to promote the enhancement of mutual co-operation and address some administrative hurdles. Bilateral negotiations on a draft agreement on mutual promotion and protection of investments are on-going. There are good chances for signing a memorandum of understanding between the chambers of commerce.