Dar es Salam, 6 July 2022 (TDI): The Pakistan High Commission in Tanzania and the newly established Tanzania-Pakistan Business Council TPBC jointly organize the Tanzania-Pakistan Business Council on Tuesday. The ceremony was held in the city of Dar es Salam.

Tanzania-Pakistan Business Council includes business community members of both countries.

Including the higher officials and business community members, overall 220 participants attended the event.

In addition, Tanzania Private Sector, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, and Tanzania National Business Council were in attendance.

Export Processing Zone Authority-Tanzania, Tanzania Trade Development Authority TanTrdae, Tanzania Investment Center, and Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce also participated.

Remarks of Higher Officials

Exaud Kigahe, Dept. Minister of Tanzania, Member of Parliament, and member of investment, trade, and industry was the chief guest of the event.

The honorary guest expressed the interest and commitment of the Tanzanian government to work with Pakistan. Tanzania wants to further the trade and investment cooperation.

Member of Parliament, East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha region, Lugiko Happyness Elias also shared her remarks over the launch.

She assured that the members of the East African Community EAC Secretariate are keenly interested in economic relations with Pakistan.  Significantly, there is an enormous potential for the Pakistan-East African Community economic partnership.

Chairperson Tanzania Pakistan Business Council TPBS, Gulam Abbas Hirani highlighted the TPBC’s mandate. He informed that the council would organize frequent exchanges of business delegations between the two countries.

Pakistan High Commissioner to Tanzania, Muhammad Saleem expressed gratitude to all relevant authorities of the Tanzanian government. The successful establishment of TPBC was because of the support of these authorities.

Pak-Tanzania Relations

Pakistan and Tanzania share friendly and cooperative relations. Both countries signed two Memorandums of Understanding in the year 2020, which boosted trade relations.

The MoUs significantly provided the institutional framework for structured dialogue between the two friendly countries.

Both sides are also working for frequent high-level visits, trade delegations, and people-to-people contacts to strengthen the relations.