Africa

Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Official Visit to Finland

The visit aims to promote the cultural relations between the two countries

February 22nd, 2019
Diana Usurelu, News from Berlin
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania Augustine Mahiga visited Finland on Monday 25 February and had a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.

The good relations between Tanzania and Finland are based on long-term cooperation conducted in a variety of fields ranging from projects at a high political level to grassroots-level activities. Tanzania is one of Finland's most long-term partners in development cooperation. Trade between the two countries is still modest but it is hoped to expand to include also commercial cooperation.

While in Finland, Foreign Minister Mahiga also met Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen, Members of Parliament and representatives of Finnish companies.

Cultural diplomacy topics were also discussed such as the Finnish vocational education system, the relations between the two countries and future cooperation between the two. Minister Mahiga also visited the Vuosaari port, a seaport facility in Helsinki; and the Finnish Meteorological Institute, a government agency responsible for gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts in Finland.

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