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.
Peace and Stability are a well-known attributes of Tanzania. Politics in the country have been characterised by a smooth transition of government through democratic elections that take place every five years. Separation of powers among the three main pillars of government (executive, legislative and judiciary) are well respected.
Apart from peace and stability, Tanzania is endowed with abundant natural resources including minerals (gold, diamonds, nickel, tanzanite, tin, uranium, natural gas, etc.,) vast and fertile agricultural land, thick forests and huge water bodies. A conducive climate for investing in these sectors has been put in place and is reviewed from time to time to make it more attractive.
The 5th phase government led by H. E President John Pombe John Magufuli resolves to FastTrack economic development of the country with priority in infrastructure development, improving financial sector, improving government revenue collection and upgrading social services including electricity, education, water and health. The Tanzania’s second national 5-year development plan 2016/17 – 2020/21 is aimed at nurturing industrialisation for economic transformation and human development.
The plan’s main objective is to enhance the pace of progress toward the Tanzania Development vision 2025 of transforming the economy into middle income and semi industrialised state.
There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Kilimanjaro National Park, Kondoa Rock Art Sites, Stone Town Zanzibar, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara). Tanzania boasts 14 game reserves all together while it has reserved more than 24% of its land to preservation of nature. Tanzanians are very hospitable people which makes the country even more attractive as a tourism destination.
The Website therefore, intends to give you information on the services provided by the Embassy, opportunities that Tanzania can offer to prospective investors as well as to visitors on holidays. Thank you for taking your time to visit the website to get first-hand information on my country and its people.
H.E. Mr Samwel William Shelukindo
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotential and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.