OMAN - TANZANIA RELATIONS

INTRODUCTION

Tanzania and Oman have historical and blood relations which date back to the 19th century. This relation is very special as Oman is the only country outside Africa where Swahili is spoken as first language and its people have blood relations with people of Tanzania. The major role of the Embassy is to translate this specialty into more tangible results for the mutual benefit of two countries and its people.

BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TANZANIA AND OMAN

The two countries continued to enjoy very warm relations for a long period of time which was strengthened by exchange of visits between two countries in various levels, these includes:

  • Hon. Job Ndugai, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania 2013
  • HE. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, 2012
  • Hon. Prof . Sospeter Muhongo, Ministry of Energy and Mineral, 2012
  • Hon Haroun Ali Suleiman, Zanzibar Minister of Labor, Cooperative and Economic Empowerment 2012
  • HE Seif Sharif Hamad, First Vice President of Zanzibar 2011
  • Hon Bernard Membe, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation2011
  • Hon Peter Msolla, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education(2008),
  • Hon Haroun Ali Suleiman, Zanzibar Minister of Education and Vocational Training 2008
  • Hon. Basil Mramba, Minister for Finance 2007
  • Hon. Samiha Suluhu, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Zanzibar 2007,

Various Oman dignitaries have also made official visits to Tanzania, they includes;

  • HE. Yusuf Alawi, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, 2013
  • HE. Dr. Rawiyah bint Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education

ECONOMIC COOPERATION BETWEEN OMAN AND TANZANIA

Oman and Tanzania have signed number of agreements aimed at encouraging trade and investment by creating favourable environment and building investor?s confidence. These agreements includes ;

  • Agreement on Political Consultation
  • Agreement on Promotion and reciprocal protection of Investment
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Higher Education between Oman and Zanzibar
  • Agreement on Cooperation in Records and Archives
  • Agreement establishing Joint Permanent Commission For Cooperation between Oman and Tanzania
  • Agreement on Cooperation in Records and Archives between Oman and Zanzibar
  • Agreement on Establishment of Oman- Tanzania Joint Business Council between Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tanzania Chambers of Commerce

MEETING OF OMAN- TANZANIA JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION

The First Session of the Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation between Oman and Tanzania was held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on February 24th ? 25th , 2013 . Oman Delegation was led by HE Yusuf Alawi, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs while Tanzania delegation was led by Hon. Bernard Kamillius Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The meeting have discussed number of issues in Social, Cultural, Economic and Commercial sector on enhancing bilateral relations between two Countries