James Duddridge, the United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa, visited Tanzania 7-8 March. 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 major UK investors and heard about the potential for British business in Tanzania. He also visited the Port of Dar es Salaam to see UK-Tanzanian cooperation on counter-narcotics and saw how UK Export Finance is supporting the construction of a new Terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport.
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, including through our 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.”