Tanzania embarks on economic diplomacy

Tanzania’s Ambassador to Belgium, Dr Diodorus Kamala, has said that the country has aggressively embarked on economic diplomacy as its major agenda in foreign policy.

Dr Diodorus Kamala

Dr Kamala said, among other things, economic diplomacy calls for strengthening the country’s economy by using diplomatic initiatives such as attracting investments, increasing exports and promoting tourism.

The ambassador was talking to journalists during a business forum between Tanzania and a delegation of 65 business people from Belgium, Greece and Italy (BELGREITA) in Dar es Salaam on Monday.

“We want to strengthen business relations with many countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas for out mutual benefit,” he said. He explained that his embassy in Brussels is in the final stages of preparing a strategic plan on how they will implement the government’s new foreign policy and that they plan to bring 100 businessmen every year.

He challenged the business community in Tanzania to work hard and utilise such opportunities. The TIC Director of Investment Facilitation, Ms Nakuala Senzia, said the the agency was ready to help anyone who wants to invest in Tanzania.

“We know that investors are part and parcel of our development endeavours, we are ready to help them,” she said.

Source Tanzania Daily News

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