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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tanzania, US keen on bilateral ties

THE Minister of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, yesterday met with the United States Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Mark Childress and discussed bilateral issues among other important matters.

According to a statement from the ministry, during the meeting, they discussed ongoing partnership including shared goals and continuing US assistance to improve health and education of Tanzanian people.

Ambassador Childress, who was accompanied by senior teams, spoke on promoting broad-based economic growth and advancing regional security in the spirit of continuing partnership and friendship between the two countries.According to the US Department of State fact sheet, the US and Tanzania have a deep partnership characterised by mutual respect, mutual interest, shared values and aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous future.

The United States respects Tanzania’s record of democratic progress, which has made it a model for the region and beyond and supports Tanzania’s continuing efforts to strengthen the institutions of democracy.

The United States is committed to working with Tanzania on nutrition and food security, energy, women’s and children’s health, HIV/AIDS and sustainable development, according to the fact sheet updated in August, last year.

The US has provided development assistance to Tanzania for development and capacity building to promote transparency, address health and education issues and target development indicators to sustain progress.

The US Agency for International Development has provided funding to improve public health and quality of basic education, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management.

Feed the Future has provided funding to boost agricultural growth and productivity, promote market development and trade expansion along with equitable rural economic growth, invest in global innovation and research and address mother and child malnutrition.

/Daily News.

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