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Minister for Africa visits Tanzania

Minister for Africa hails strength of UK-Tanzania relationship during two day visit.

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James Duddridge, Minister for Africa, visited Tanzania on 7-8 March 2016. During the visit Mr Duddridge met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahiga, Trade and Industry Minister Mwijage, and the Minister for Policy, Parliament and Employment in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jenista Mhagama.

Mr Duddridge met with UK companies currently investing in Tanzania and heard about the potential for British businesses in industries such as infrastructure and energy. He also visited the Port of Dar es Salaam to see UK-Tanzanian cooperation on counter-narcotics and the illegal wildlife trade.

At the end of his visit Mr Duddridge said:

Tanzania has been a great friend of the UK for many years and I enjoyed seeing how our relationship has developed and grown over a broad range of issues. I was particularly happy to renew the UK-Tanzania prosperity partnership which has the potential to benefit both our countries greatly. I also raised my concerns over the political situation in Zanzibar. With so many connections, friendships and common priorities, Tanzania and the UK can build a partnership that will deliver benefits for both our countries for many years to come.

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Published 8 March 2016