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Eastern coast of Africa, and Tanzania in particular have enjoyed strong links with the India. We are old maritime neighbours: PM
Our leaders and our people have fought colonialism and racial oppression: PM in Tanzania
President Magufuli has a vision for nation building, development & industrialization – a vision that is my dream for India too: PM
India a substantial economic partner of Tanzania; our economic ties are healthy and on upswing: PM Modi
We consider it our privilege to be a trusted partner in meeting Tanzania’s development priorities: PM
As a developing country, India understands the need and urgency to improve the lives of our people: PM
And, as a friend, what you want to achieve for your people would also be the focus of our efforts: PM in Tanzania
We agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally, to combat the twin threats of terrorism and climate change: PM

His Excellency, President John Magufuli,
Members of the media,
Thank you, Excellency, for your warm words of welcome.

I am also grateful for the generous hospitality extended to me and my delegation.

Today, on day four of my visit to four African countries, it is indeed a pleasure to be in this vibrant city of Dar-es-Salaam. Excellency, I am in agreement what you just said about the strengths and future potential of our relationship.

Friends,

The Eastern coast of Africa, and Tanzania in particular have enjoyed strong links with the India. We are old maritime neighbours. Together, our leaders and our people have fought colonialism and racial oppression.

Our merchants have traded since early nineteenth century. And, the vast stretch of Indian Ocean has kept our societies and our people connected.

Friends,

I am deeply grateful to President Magufuli for agreeing to my visit on a Sunday. It is a tribute to his motto of "Hapa kazi tu”, meaning-here work only.

President Magufuli has a vision for nation building, development and industrialization – a vision that is my dream for India too.

Friends,

India is already a substantial economic partner of Tanzania. The whole range of our economic ties are healthy and on upswing.

· Our two way annual trade stands at around US$ 3 billion;

· Indian investments in Tanzania already total around US$ 3 billion; and

· Indian businesses in Tanzania continue to grow and expand.

We consider it our privilege to be a trusted partner in meeting Tanzania’s development priorities.

Today, President Magufuli and I held detailed discussions on the full spectrum of our partnership.

Our focus was to shape an action oriented agenda of cooperation, so that we talk less of potential and more of achievements on the ground.

We agreed that our common desire of economic prosperity for our societies is creating new opportunities for expanding our cooperation.

For this, both of us felt that we need to:

· One, deepen our partnership in agriculture and food security, including through enhanced export of pulses from Tanzania to India;

· Two, work together in development and use of natural gas;

· Three, partner in building of industrial economy, capacities and institutions in Tanzania.and

· Four, deepen our trade and investment partnership by encouraging greater industry to industry ties.

Friends,

As a developing country, India understands the need and urgency to improve the lives of our people.

And, as a friend, what you want to achieve for your people would also be the focus of our efforts.

In this regard, the completion of 100 million dollar water supply augmentation project for Dar es Salaam is a good achievement.

We have just now also signed an agreement on water supply project in Zanzibar for a line of credit of $92 million. We are also working on a number of other water projects for 17 cities. And for this India is willing to consider an additional $500 million line of concessional credit Public Health is another important area of our engagement.

We are ready to meet the healthcare priorities of the Tanzanian government, including of supply of medicines and equipment. I am told that an Indian radio-therapy machine is being installed at Bugando medical centre to treat cancer patients.

Education, vocational training and skill development are other areas of your priority and where India is willing to offer all possible assistance.

I also understand that the IT Resource Centre at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology, Arusha is close to completion.

India's cooperation with Tanzania will always be as per your needs and priorities.

Friends,

Being neighbours across Indian Ocean, President and I agreed to deepen our overall defence and security partnership, especially in the maritime domain.

Our in-depth discussions on regional and global issues reflected our considerable convergence on issues of common interest and concern.

We agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally, to combat the twin threats of terrorism and climate change.

On climate change, India had led the efforts to form an International Solar Alliance at COP 21 in Paris. In this Alliance, which has the support of over 120 countries, we welcome Tanzania as a crucial partner.

Friends,

We in India have had the honour to receive every President of Tanzania. I look forward to welcoming President Magufuli in India at the earliest possible opportunity. Let me in the end thank you Excellency the President for your friendship and for receiving me so warmly.

Thank you.
Thank you very much.

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MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Statement after meeting with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister
June 24, 2021
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A discussion with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister has just ended. This has been a very positive effort towards the development and strengthening of democracy in Jammu-Kashmir. The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere. All the participants expressed their full allegiance to the democracy of India and the Constitution of India.

The Home Minister apprised all the leaders of the improvement in the situation in Jammu-Kashmir.

The Prime Minister listened to every party’s arguments and suggestions with all seriousness and he appreciated the fact that all the people's representatives shared their point of view with an open mind. The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on two important issues in the meeting. He said that we all have to work together to take democracy to the grassroots in Jammu-Kashmir. Secondly, there should be all-round development in Jammu-Kashmir and development should reach every region and every community. It is necessary that there should be an atmosphere of cooperation and public participation.

Hon'ble Prime Minister also pointed out that elections to Panchayati Raj and other local bodies have been successfully held in Jammu-Kashmir. There is improvement in the security situation. About 12,000 crore rupees have directly reached the panchayats after the conclusion of elections. This has accelerated the pace of development in the villages.

The Prime Minister said that we have to approach the next important step related to the democratic process in Jammu-Kashmir i.e. assembly elections. The process of delimitation has to be completed expeditiously so that every region and every section gets adequate political representation in the assembly. It is necessary to give a proper representation to the Dalits, backwards and people living in tribal areas.

There was a detailed discussion in the meeting regarding the participation of everybody in the process of delimitation. All the parties present in the meeting have agreed to participate in this process.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the cooperation of all the stakeholders to take Jammu-Kashmir on the path of peace and prosperity. He said that Jammu-Kashmir is moving out of the vicious circle of violence and moving towards stability. New hope and new confidence have emerged among the people of Jammu-Kashmir.

The PM also said that we will have to work day and night to strengthen this trust and work together to improve this confidence. Today's meeting is an important step for strengthening the democracy and the development and prosperity of Jammu-Kashmir. I thank all the political parties for attending today's meeting.

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