Message from Ambassador
It is my honour and priviledge to welcome you to the official website of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Paris, France. The Embassy covers both bilateral and multilateral issues. At the bilateral level the Embassy is accredited to France, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.
At the multilateral level the Embassy is accredited to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE), Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and follows proceedings of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEDC), all based in Paris, France. The Embassy is also accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) based in Madrid, Spain.
The prime objective of our Embassy is to strengthen and enhance bilateral as well as multilateral relations between Tanzania and the countries of our accreditation as well as with the International Organisations in our purview. We are also charged with the responsibility of implementing Economic Diplomacy which is the main thrust of the Tanzania's Foreign Policy of the 21st century. Top on our agenda is the promotion of Tanzania as an investment, tourism and business destination.
Tourism fair organisers join forces to win more
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From a Correspondent in Moshi
19 March 2018
Leading tourism and travel exhibition organisers in Northern Tanzania – the Karibu Fair and KILIFAIR – have recently joined into a single tourism and travel exhibition entity, aiming to gain more mileage in tourism and travel trade in Africa.
The newly-formed tourist exhibition entity has organised a joint tourism show that will take place in the Northern Tanzania’s tourist town of Moshi in the Kilimanjaro region, the first of its kind in East Africa.
Ministers get 7-day ultimatum...JPM demands concrete solutions to business challenges
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By KATARE MBASHIRU
20 March 2018
PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday issued a seven-day ultimatum to all ministers to work on critical challenges haunting the business community in the country.
He particularly directed the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Philip Mpango and Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Commissioner General Charles Kichere to meet and deliberate on the best strategy to reduce the burden of backlog taxes to traders. Speaking at the 11th Tanzania National Business Council’s (TNBC) meeting at State House in Dar es Salaam, the business community raised concern over the outstanding debts that were accumulated over many years.
Responding, Dr Magufuli ordered the ministry and TRA to meet with businesspeople and renegotiate on the outstanding amount that can fairly be paid to ease the tax burden that threatens many businesses in the country. “We should have a human face and avoid being too rigid because the government relies on the business community to raise revenue,’’ said the president, arguing that if for instance the businessperson owes TRA money that was accumulated in 10 years, the taxman can forego five years and collect the amount accumulated for five years.
Projects big job creators…30,000 to get direct employment and 600,000 will be indirect beneficiaries
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THE Government yesterday announced that thousands of jobs would be created by ongoing huge projects, including the State-funded construction of the country’s first ever standard gauge railway line from Morogoro to Dodoma, representing 30,000 new direct jobs and 600,000 indirect ones.
President John Magufuli stated that the move would go a long way towards narrowing the unemployment gap in the country. He made the announcement yesterday when laying a foundation stone of the 7trn/- worth 426km-long line whose construction is implemented by the Turkish based firm Yapi Merkezi and supervised by the State-run Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC).
Tanzania pushes to get more tourists from the West
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From our Correspondent in Berlin
11 March 2018
TANZANIA is using the ongoing five-day world tourism expo in Germany to attract more tourists from Europe and America.
The exhibition known as Internationalle Tourismus Borse (ITB), is the world largest and Tanzania is showcasing its tourist attractions among 187 countries participating in the show.
Tanzania’s delegation is led by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Major General Gaudence Milanzi.
The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) Managing Director, Ms Devota Mdachi, said the Tanzania pavilion is one of the major attractions among more than 10,000 exhibitors because of Tanzania’s natural beauties and the hospitality of its people.
Tanzania is trading itself confidently in the show under a slogan: Tanzania, Africa’s best safari country, she said, adding that “now that many people are visiting us with enquiries, we are very, very hopeful.