Prime Minister Yingluck arrived in Dar Es Salaam Internarional Airport yesterday (July 30) where she was welcomed by Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, who later accompanied the Prime Minister to the presidential residence for bilateral discussion.
During their talk, Miss Yingluck assured the Tanzanian President of Thailand’s intention to strengthen bilateral cooperation and to connect Thailand with African countries.
Meanwhile, President Kikwete expressed his willingness to join a high-level meeting which will be hosted by Thailand under the Thai-African initiative scheduled for February 2014. The upcoming meeting will be focusing on promoting Thailand and Tanzania as economic hubs of both regions.
Further discussions included trade and investment cooperation in which Tanzania will allow Thai entrepreneurs to invest in its energy sector, hospitals, hotels, while asking Thailand to help improve its agricultural and jewelry products.
After the talk, both leaders witnessed the signing of four memorandums of understanding (MoUs), covering technical cooperation, investment protection, food security, and energy and natural resource development between the two countries.
Prime Minister Yingluck is now on a tour of African countries during July 28 - August 2, which already took her to the Republic of Mozambique. After Tanzania, the Prime Minister and her delegation will visit the Republic of Uganda.