South Africa and Tanzania Strengthen Political and Diplomatic Ties

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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During her one-day state visit on Thursday, the Tanzanian President and South Africa signed two pacts aimed at reinforcing political and diplomatic collaboration between Dodoma and Pretoria.

Both nations expressed contentment with their robust bilateral relations, which rely on enduring historical, political, economic, and cultural connections.

Two memorandum of understanding (MOU) were signed during the visit by the Presidents of South Africa and Tanzania. They are for political/diplomatic consultations and diplomatic academy cooperation. The communique stated that the remaining MOUs should be signed by December 2023.

Ramaphosa stated that the two countries foreign ministries will anchor and coordinate the finalization of the pending MOUs. A Mid-Term Review Mechanism will support the process and monitor the implementation of the Bi-National Commission’s work.

South Africa and Tanzania have previously entered into fifteen other sectoral agreements or Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), thus bringing the total number of cooperation pacts between Pretoria and Dodoma to seventeen. During a recent meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan, both leaders expressed satisfaction with the comprehensive nature of their bilateral cooperation, which encompasses a wide range of areas. These areas include defense and security, trade and investment, agriculture, environment, home affairs, science and technology, transport, health, education, agro-processing, energy, mining, and infrastructure development, as well as culture, arts, and sports.

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