Tanzania And Sri Lanka To Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Tanzania Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard K. Membe, recently visited Sri Lanka in an effort to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

According to reports that were signed by Hon. Membe and his counterpart, Sri Lanka Minister G. L. Peiris, Sri Lanka will provide assistance in the development of power and energy projects in Tanzania.

Additionally, Sri Lanka has also agreed to provide its technical knowledge in the Textile and Coconut industry to Tanzania.

The two ministers signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on sustainable Coconut Research and Development in addition to an agreement to increase and strengthen political relations between the two countries as well as an agreement for the Establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation.

Hon. Membe praised Sri Lanka for the significant post-war changes that the country had made with regard to its humanitarianism policies, peace and stability, and the economy.

Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries were originally established in 1973 and the Sri Lanka High Commission in Uganda is now currently also attributed to Tanzania.