Successful visit of the Afro-Asian Union (AFASU) delegation to Tanzania

From 2 to 13 October 2021, the Tanzanian government, represented by the Ministry of Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the Presidency of the Republic of Tanzania, welcomed a delegation of the Afro-Asian union for Tourism, Crafts, Research and E-Commerce (AFASU) in the capital, Dar es Salaam, in the Republic of Tanzania.

The visit aimed at discussing various methods of developing and enhancing economic and social relations, in addition to exploring many investment opportunities between the Republic of Tanzania and (AFASU) union within the framework of an important program launched by (AFASU) to mention the strategy for the next five years.

The program was announced during the inauguration ceremony last month and its important goals are supporting and developing African and Asian environmental relations and supporting all countries of Africa and Asia, moreover, creating opportunities for cooperation in all fields and supporting investment and environmental investment exchange between all African and Asian peoples.

The visit of the delegation aimed at creating promising cooperative and joint investment opportunities in Tanzania.

During the visit, the delegation, which was classified as a high-level delegation, toured Tanzania under the auspices of the Ministry of Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidency of the Republic, with the full support of the Egyptian Embassy in Tanzania. The delegation visited the city of Bagamoyo and met the governor of Bagamoyo, members of the Parliament and the Bagamoyo City Council during a meeting that lasted for more than two hours. Everyone welcomed the delegation and presented all the great potentials and investment opportunities of the city of Bagamoyo in Tanzania. “Bagamoyo”, which literally means “cut your heart out” in the local Tanzanian language, a sleepy place, located at 65 kilometers north of Dar es Salaam, is a mirror of Tanzania’s rich history and a face of the heyday of the golden ages.

On the following day, a large conference was held for the delegation of the Afro-Asian Union (AFASU) in the great conference hall with representatives of the Tanzanian government agencies and ministries.

The meeting lasted for more than six hours, where each ministry presented its investment opportunities and its suggestions. Among the Tanzanian ministries that presented distinguished presentations to the Egyptian delegation was the Tanzanian Ministry of Tourism, Ministry Tanzanian Agriculture, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Wildlife , Ministry of Health , Ministry of Investment and Tanzania Investment Authority, Tanzanian Presidency and Ministry of Communications.

Dr. Hossam Darwish, President of the Afro-Asian union (AFASU), gave a speech in which he welcomed the attendees and praised the warm reception and affirmed the support of the AFASU union to Tanzania.

On the fourth day, the delegation visited one of the major hotels in downtown at Dar es Salaam as well as the Businessmen association and the Tanzanian private sector where the two parties exchanged honors and Dr.  Hossam Darwish, head of the delegation, presented the Union’s shield to the representative of the association’s president, in addition to the union’s honorary membership.

Then, everyone joined some extensive working sessions including the members of the Union delegation and all businessmen.

The sessions were very useful in various sectors such as the sectors of trade, investment, industry, agriculture and business in the fields of agricultural manufacturing, construction, transportation, logistics, chemicals, petrochemicals, fertilizers, information technology, the tourism sector and tourism investment, medical tourism, in addition to the electricity and energy sectors.

The day ended with clear success, and the Egyptian delegation pledged to study all the presentations that were presented and discuss them with the Egyptian investors after returning back to homeland.

After that, the delegation headed to a city outside the city borders of Dar es Salaam to visit the city council there at “Babati”, where the delegation was welcomed by the head of the city council and the workers. The engineers explained the map of the investment city there, then the governor and his companions took the Union delegation to a sea view area offered for investment and everyone exchanged greetings, hoping to meet again.

On the fifth day, the delegation of the Union headed to the new administrative capital of Tanzania, Dodoma, where the delegation met with representatives of the Ministry of Communications.

The delegation discussed with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications the cooperation in the field of vocational and technical training and qualification.

the meeting was very successful as well to discuss the cooperation in organizing promotional events in Egypt and Tanzania to market and promote for investment opportunities in the fields of telecommunications, mobile and internet. On the fifth day, the delegation of the Federation headed to the new administrative capital of Tanzania, Dodoma, where the delegation met with representatives of the Ministry of Communications. The delegation discussed with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications on cooperation in the field of vocational and technical training and qualification, and on cooperation in organizing promotional events in Egypt and Tanzania to market and promote investment opportunities in the field of investment.

After that, the delegation of the Union met with Mr. Jeffrey Mumbi, the Tanzanian Minister of Investment, where the meeting lasted for about two hours, during which the two parties agreed that the Union, with its members and tools, would do its best to promote investment opportunities for Tanzania.

Dr. Hossam Darwish, President of AFASU, asked the Tanzanian Minister of to launch immediately the Afro-Asian International Tanzanian Electronic University project, with its headquarters in Dar es Salaam and its branch in Dodoma, the new capital of Tanzania. The minister agreed immediately, and he requested an official letter and pledged to proceed with all official procedures for that.Then the delegation of the Union met with Mr. Jeffrey Mumbi, the Tanzanian Minister of Investment, where the meeting lasted for about two hours, during which the two parties agreed that the Union, with its members and tools, would be an arm to promote investment opportunities for Tanzania.

Furthermore, Dr. Hossam Darwish asked for organizing the Egyptian trade fair for Egyptian products in Tanzania which starts from February 15th and lasts for one month. His Excellency the Minister agreed to this request and he confirmed that he would seek to sign a cooperation protocol between the Tanzanian government and AFASU union in all sectors in which the union works and that would be before the delegation departure.

Later, the delegation headed to the headquarters of the new establishments of the administrative capital at Dodoma, where it inspected various construction works in the city.

On the seventh day, the delegation headed to Arusha city, close to one of the most important touristic areas, which is the Kilimanjaro mountains, to hand over the award;

̎the African capital of tourism to Kilimanjaro for the mountain tourism sector ̎ during the opening activities of the Regional Tourism Exhibition for East African Countries (EARTE) in its first edition which was held during the period from 9th to 16th October, under the slogan: “Enhancing the resilience of the tourism sector for a comprehensive socio-economic development”.On the seventh day, the delegation headed to the city of Arusha, near the most important tourist area, which is the Kilimanjaro mountains, to hand over the award (the African capital of tourism to Kilimanjaro for the mountain tourism sector) during the opening activities of the Regional Tourism Exhibition for East African Countries (EARTE) in its first edition during the period from 9 to

The exhibition, which is the first of its kind regionally, to be held in Arusha, northern Tanzania, aims to promote tourist destinations in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. The countries of the group are scheduled to host the annual exhibition alternately. The exhibition was attended by the ministers of tourism from 15 African countries, and everyone attended the speech of Dr. Hossam Darwish that the AFASU union will support Tanzanian tourism because Tanzania, with its huge tourism potentials, deserves to be on the world tourism map.

Dr. Hossam Darwish, President of the Afro-Asian union (AFASU), handed over the shield of the African Tourism Capital to His Excellency the Tanzanian Minister of Tourism and also handed him the shield certificate in the presence of all and the presence of news agencies from all over the world. Then, he personally honored him by handing his excellency the Union Shield and finally, Dr. Hossam Darwish exchanged congratulations with the attending ministers.

On the eighth day, everyone went to Zanzibar by ferry across the Indian Ocean to meet the officials there according to the invitation of the Investment Authority and under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic where the delegation met with the delegations of seven ministries there, and everyone informed the union delegation that news of the success of their visit to Tanzania preceded the delegation and that they need full support in all sectors. Moreover, various ministries presented their ideas for cooperation, as well as various investment opportunities for the Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism, Industry, Education, Health and many other ministries.The various ministries presented their ideas for cooperation, as well as various investment opportunities for the Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism, Industry, Education, Health and many other ministries.

The delegation promised the Zanzibar Working Group to support and market all these opportunities to union members from different countries.

At the end of the day, the delegation visited the most important integrated spice farm affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture in Zanzibar, and the delegation was impressed by the rare agricultural products there.

On the tenth day, everyone went to Dar es Salaam to the Prime Minister’s office based on the invitation of His Excellency the Tanzanian Minister of Investment to sign a cooperation protocol with the Minister of Investment under the patronage and presence of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Presidency of the Republic, the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tanzanian Ministry of Investment, local, regional and international news agencies and all visual, audio and printed media.

The Tanzanian Minister of Investment gave a speech in which he expressed his happiness with the success of the AFASU delegation visit to Tanzania, and that this visit and its brilliant success helped to have instructions from the highest authorities in the country, to sign a joint cooperation protocol between AFASU and the Tanzanian Ministry of Investment.

On the other hand, Dr. Hossam Darwish confirmed that AFASU would be supportive of Tanzania and that it would be Tanzania’s promoter in the African and Asian continents, and even in the whole world. The first step in promotion will be to promote these opportunities to investors, businessmen and businesswomen from the members of AFASU, which has more than 200 members. The protocol was signed, and everyone exchanged congratulations. 

On the last day, His Excellency the Egyptian Ambassador to Tanzania, Ambassador Mohamed Jaber Abu Al-Wafa, invited the delegation at his home in Dar es Salaam for a luxurious dinner where he thanked the Egyptian delegation for its efforts, explaining that this is the real popular diplomacy.Can’t load full results

Then, the delegation returned to the Arab Republic of Egypt, where His Excellency the Ambassador of Tanzania welcomed Dr. Hossam Darwish at the headquarters of the Tanzanian Embassy in Cairo. He expressed his happiness with the success of the trip and he  confirmed that he was following up on the successes of this wonderful visit.

Dr. Hossam Darwish

President of the Asian African Union AFASU

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