Dodoma, 15 December 2021 (TDI): Chen Mingjian, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United Republic of Tanzania signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Joseph Sokoine, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania.

The two officials also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a contribution of RMB2, 000,000. The Memorandum of Understanding for the contribution is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania.

The donation was announced by the Chinese State Councilor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi during his official visit to Tanzania in January this year. The donation is made with the intent to support the capacity building of the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China-Tanzania Relations

China established diplomatic relations with the then Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1961, and 1963, respectively. When the two got united to become Tanzania in 1964, China expanded its diplomatic ties to the country.

China offered economic assistance to Tanzania from the beginning of their relations. The economic ties between the two partners include joint infrastructure development projects as well as trade and investment.

Aside from the economic collaboration, the two partners also cooperate in a wide range of fields like diplomatic, defense, security, and political. China and Tanzania have maintained close military to military and party to party interactions.

Economically China has become the biggest trading partner of Tanzania and the second-biggest source of foreign investment. In addition, the two countries also conduct active collaboration in people-to-people exchange.

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