On March 22, 2017, the President of Tanzania Hon. Dr. John Magufuli met with Mr. Guo Jinlong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Beijing, to sign three cooperation agreements between China and Tanzania.
Through the agreements, Tanzania has secured USD 300,000 for the construction of a building for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation, USD 20,000 for anti-narcotics police training and an undisclosed amount for the expansion of the police institute in Moshi.
During the meeting, Mr. Jinlong delivered to President Magufuli a message from the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, appreciating his efforts on fighting corruption and strengthening the economy.
“China highly appreciates the support it has been receiving from Tanzania in the international affairs. I assure you that China will continue its cooperation with Tanzania in various areas including agriculture and industries,” Mr. Jinlong commented.
Mr. Jinlong also intends to present before the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China a request to support the construction of the standard gauge railway from Morogoro to Dodoma.
For his part, President Magufuli said that Tanzania will continue to promote its ties and cooperation with China.
He also asked Mr. Jinlong to invite Chinese investors and businessmen to invest in Tanzania in various sectors, particularly in manufacturing, construction of transport infrastructure and buildings and agricultural development.
“Tanzania is ready at any time to cooperate with China in development and projects beneficial to the citizens of both countries,” Magufuli concluded.