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Oman, Tanzania reaffirm keenness to promote bilateral relations

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania reaffirmed their firm and sincere desire to strengthen bilateral relations and push them to broader horizons in all spheres.


This was stated today in a joint statement between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania on the occasion of the visit of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Sultanate of Oman. The text of the joint statement reads as follow:


Stemming from the friendly and historical ties between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania, and in response to the gracious invitation from His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania paid an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman along with a high-level delegation for a period of three days, starting from Sunday, Dhu al-Qidah 12, 1443 AH, corresponding to June 12, 2022, until Tuesday, Dhu al-Qi'dah 14, 1443 AH, corresponding to June 14, 2022.


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His Majesty the Sultan and the Tanzanian President held official talks in the spirit of kinship and friendship. The two parties reiterated their mutual firm and sincere desire to strengthen bilateral relations and encourage them to broader horizons in all fields and levels in a way that serves the mutual benefit of the two countries and their friendly peoples. During the talks, issues regarding bilateral relations and ways to develop them were discussed, especially those related to economic cooperation in its various fields.


The two parties expressed their satisfaction of the outcomes reached as a result of the joint committee for cooperation between the two countries in various fields. The two parties also affirmed their keenness to hold the meetings of the committee on a regular basis, leading to the follow-up and development of the relations.


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The two sides expressed their satisfaction with the role played by the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) through the existing projects in Tanzania, as well as the role of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism through the restoration of historical and archaeological sites in Zanzibar and the advanced stages that these works have reached.


The two sides stressed the positive and fruitful role played by the private sector in the two countries, within the context of increasing the partnership between the two sides. The two sides also expressed their hope that these activities lead to an increase in the volume of investments and trade and economic exchange between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania.


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During the talks, views were exchanged on a number of regional and international issues of common interest. Emphasis was laid on the importance of increasing efforts to ensure the continuity of security and stability in the world based on collective cooperation. The two sides also underscored the importance of combating all forms and types of terrorism. They also advocated for continuation of cooperation and development, as well as the rejection of violence and extremism.


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The two sides approved the establishment of a joint investment fund which aims to invest in feasible projects across several sectors. The agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion with respect to income taxes agreement was initiated between the Governments of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania. The two countries also signed various memoranda of understanding in fields such as energy, higher education and training, tourism and natural resources, industry and trade, promotion of investment, food investments, airport management, oil services, national museums, live animals and meat. Both sides also welcomed the strategic partnership memorandum signed between Oman Post, Asyad Express and Tanzania Post to cooperate in the fields of e-commerce solutions and logistical services that include enabling entrepreneurs to increase trade exchange activities between the Sultanate of Oman and United Republic of Tanzania and strengthening their presence in the African market, in addition to issuing joint postage stamps documenting the historical and cultural ties between the two countries.


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At the conclusion of the visit, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania expressed her gratitude and appreciation to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and the Government and people of the Sultanate of Oman for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to her and her delegation.


This statement was issued in Muscat on Dhul Qi’dah 14, 1443 AH corresponding to June 14, 2022.



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