Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

On March 20, 2022, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs Liberata Mulamula paid a visit to China via video link, during which, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held video talks with her.

The two sides agreed to deepen the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership and to further align the Belt and Road Initiative with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture, trade, investment, infrastructure and other fields.

Minister Mulamula said that Tanzania-China relations are at their best in history with fruitful results in practical cooperation in various fields. Tanzania is committed to making Tanzania-China relations a benchmark for Africa-China ties. 

The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, push for the implementation of the nine programs in Tanzania, and produce more concrete results. Mulamula thanked China for its contribution to Africa’s economic recovery and sustainable development, and spoke highly of China’s establishment of green lanes for African agricultural exports to China and zero-tariff treatment for African products. 

The 680 meter long Nyerere Bridge completed in 2016, linking the business area of Tanzania’s largest city Dar es Salaam to the Kigamboni district across the Kurasini creek, is the largest cable-stayed cross-sea bridge in sub-Saharan Africa. It was built by a Chinese joint venture. (Image: Miltonisaya, Under Creative Commons license).


Following is a link to the second half of an exclusive interview, by CGTN World Insight program presenter Tian Wei, with Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation.


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