Doha, 29 August 2022 (TDI): Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar met with Fatma Mohammed Rajab, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, on Sunday.

During the meeting, the two dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the two states. Moreover, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in various sectors, between Qatar and Tanzania. Fatma Mohammed Rajab is currently on an official visit to the state of Qatar.

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Relations between Tanzania and Qatar

The two countries established their diplomatic ties on 13 December 1982, after a few years of Tanzania’s Independence.

In 2020 Qatar Airways signed an interline agreement with Air Tanzania, providing passengers access to domestic and international destinations in the African region.

Moreover, Qatar and Tanzania have also signed an agreement in the field of Employment Regulation. The State of Qatar also provides charitable and developmental assistance to the Republic of Tanzania.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Qatar supported over 2,000 Tanzanian communities and donated free vaccinations as well. Apart from this, the two countries maintain good trade relations as well.

In 2020, Qatar’s exports to Tanzania were $262k while Tanzania’s exports were around $8.92M to Qatar in the same year. Moreover, in February 2022, the second meeting of the Qatari-Tanzanian Joint Technical Commission was held.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed providing more employment opportunities for the Tanzanian people and bringing Tanzanian technical and specialized workers to Qatar.

In addition, the two states are also looking forward to establishing a Joint Cooperation Commission (JCP) for the economic prosperity of the nations.

Further, the State of Qatar always looks forward to strengthening its bilateral ties with the Republic of Tanzania in various fields including investment, education, and development assistance, to serve the mutual interests of both countries.