Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tanzania from South Africa on the third leg of his four-nation tour of Africa where he held bilateral discussions with Tanzanian President -John Magufuli in Dar-es-Salaam. The Prime Minister was accorded a ceremonial welcome, the East African way when he arrived at the State House in dar-es-Salaam.
The main highlight of PM Modi’s visit to Tanzania will be a meeting with a group of “Solar Mamas”– Women from developing nations who have been trained in harnessing solar energy at the Barefoot College at Tilonia village in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
- PM Modi addressed the Indian community at the reception hosted by the Mayor of Durban and the Indian High Commissioner to South Africa
- New beats to the #IndiaAfrica rhythm!” tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swaroop, PM Narendra Modi played the traditional Tanzania drum in Dar es Salaam, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli.
- Seeking to enhance its ties with resource-rich Tanzania, India extended its full support to it to meet its development needs and signed five agreements, including one for providing a Line of Credit of USD 92 million in the water resources sector.
- This is not the first time Modi has played the drums while on an official visit. Previously the Prime Minister played the ceremonial Japanese drums at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy, in Tokyo, Japan on September 2, 2014.
- The visit will be aimed at giving an impetus to ties with Tanzania, a valued friend in Africa.
- The focus of the African tour is on deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.
- Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas.
- It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
- Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country’s largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre.
- Capital :- Dodoma
- Currency: Tanzanian shilling