Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, praised Kuwait's supporting role to her country's vital humanitarian and aid projects, through efforts by Kuwaiti charity organisations.

Hassan made her remarks during a meeting last night, with Kuwait Ambassador to Tanzania, Jassem Al-Najem, and a delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), headed by its Chairman, Anwar Al-Hasawi, a statement by Kuwait Embassy in Tanzania said on Saturday.

Hassan noted that her country is keen on collaborating with KRCS and other Kuwaiti charities, to improve charity work, developmental, education, and health fields.

The Tanzanian official added that, Kuwait's efforts, undertaken by KRCS, was deeply recognised through providing urgent humanitarian aid and digging 16 wells in the capital Dodoma.

"The drought season is sweeping through the African continent, particularly in Tanzania, due to the lack of rain, endangers lives of many, including animals, and plants," Hassan said, calling for humanitarian organisations to provide aid to African countries.

On his part, Al-Najem said, Kuwait would continue to play a leading role in humanitarian aid regionally and in the international arena.

The ambassador also praised efforts exerted by KRCS and other Kuwaiti charitable organisations, in providing assistant to Tanzania and its people.

Meanwhile, Al-Hasawi said, the meeting also delved into issues regarding assistance to affected regions, due to the drought and starvation in various areas, namely in Tanzania.