A high profile delegation led by Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo K. Pinda called on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar today to discuss bilateral relations.
|Mutual co-operation in oil, gas, petrochemicals and diamond sector was discussed in the meeting, according to sources.
Prime Minister Pinda praised Gujarat’s development in agriculture, textile and milk co-operatives. He invited Chief Minister Modi to visit Tanzania. Narendra Modi has accepted the invitation.
Gujarat is celebrating 50 years of its formation in 2010. As there are 40,000 Gujarati origin people settled in Tanzania, Prime Minister Pinda said Gujarat Golden Jubilee celebrations will also be organized in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
According to Tanzanian government statistics, during 1990-2006, 118 companies with “Indian interest” have invested $825 million in Tanzania.
Reliance Industries Ltd has acquired a majority stake and management control of major oil company Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation.
Other major Indian companies with a presence in Tanzania include Bank of Baroda with branches in Dar es Salaam and Arusha; Air India; Tata International, which has a MoU with the National Development Corporation of Tanzania for setting up a soda ash factory at Lake Natron; and National Mineral Development Corporation.