Sitta invites Turkish investors to Tanzania

The Turkish and Tanzanian parliament speakers met in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday.

Sitta invites Turkish investors to Tanzania

The Turkish and Tanzanian parliament speakers met in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday.

Turkey's Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and his Tanzanian counterpart Samuel Sitta first held a tete-a-tete meeting, and then headed a meeting between Turkish and Tanzanian delegations.

This is Sitta's first visit to Turkey.

"Turkey has been late in opening to Africa, however Turkey declared 2005 as the Year of Africa and organized an Africa summit in Istanbul in 2008," Sahin said during the meeting.

Sahin defined Tanzania as one of the most stable countries in Africa, which was trying to improve its democracy and carrying out a successful fight against corruption.

"Turkish Airlines (THY) will launch flights to Dar as Salaam, Tanzania on June 10," Sahin said.

Sahin said efforts were under way to open a Turkish university in Tanzania, which actually had Turkish schools.

The Turkish parliament speaker also said he believed two countries would raise their trade volume which was actually 66 million USD.

Also speaking in the meeting, Sitta invited Turkish investors to his country, and said his country and Turkey was just at the beginning of a fruitful journey.

Sitta said Tanzania could get Turkey's assistance in infrastructural projects that would last about a decade.

The Tanzanian parliament speaker also said his country wanted to make use of Turkey's experiences in tourism.

Sitta invited Sahin to his country, whereas Sahin said he would visit Tanzania soon.

Following the meeting, Sahin hosted a luncheon in honor of Sitta and the accompanying delegation.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to meet Sitta later on Tuesday.


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