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.
Dar leads EAC in fight, defence of human rights
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By FAUSTINE KAPAMA
27 March 2018
TANZANIA leads the East African Community in defending and protecting human rights of its citizens and other individuals following accession to the Protocol in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Besides, Tanzania has also made a declaration recognising the competence of the Court to receive cases from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and from individuals. According to the Court’s summary, Tanzania is one of eight countries among 30 states that have ratified the protocol and also declared the court’s competence in recognising cases from NGOs and individuals. The other countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Malawi and Republic of Tunisia.
Sweden hails ‘highly inspiring’ Dar industrial drive
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SWEDEN has described Tanzania’s industrialisation drive as highly inspiring, pledging firm support towards the dream realisation.
Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania, Katarina Rangnitt, in an interview with the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam, yesterday, said her country was strategically supporting the drive through power projects.
“The country’s devotion to industrialisation is indeed inspiring...and Sweden is proudly supporting the drive through the cooperation we have in the energy sector,” said Ms Rangnitt.
She said parallel to development cooperation, increased trade remains the main driving force for Tanzania’s economic development, “
Our own experience testifies the importance of international trade for development...countries that erect unnecessary trade barriers experience slower economic growth.”
The Ambassador affirmed that Swedish companies are ready to increase their trading partnerships in Tanzania, both as exporters and importers. “
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.