DAR-ES-SALAAM-- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived here Thursday for a two-day official visit Tanzania to strengthen bilateral relations, says the acting Director of the Europe and America Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation, Jestas Nyamanga.
He told journalists that the visit was aimed at further deepening ties and enhancing mutual co-operation and understanding on major issues of common interest. The German minister will hold talks with Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation Minister Dr Augustine Mahiga.
Later he will leave for Arusha where he will meet officials with the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and African Court on Human and People's rights as well as visit the East African Community (EAC) headquarters.
Nyamanga said Tanzanians cherish the bonds of fraternity with their German counterparts and are forever grateful for the assistance by the German government in the sectors of education, health, non-renewable energy and water, among others.
Germany and Tanzania have been close friends and partners for a long time. Tanzania is a rapidly growing emerging market and offers tremendous opportunities for German businesses. Several German companies have already established business links with Tanzania, he emphasized.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK