Haryana, October 29, 2021.

Honourable Chief Minister,

Other Dignitaries of Government of Haryana,

Distinguished Participants,

Excellencies Ambassadors, High Commissioners, & Diplomats,

The Captains of Industry,

Faculty Members of Various Universities,

Dear Students,

Ladies & Gentlemen.

Namaskar! Jambo!

I had prepared a PPT about Tanzania’s potential but time does not permit me to do so. I will therefore request the Secretariat to share it with participants of this forum.

But, let me salute this great initiative of the State of Haryana of engaging directly with Africa. We in Tanzania stand ready to implement the outcomes of this initiative.

Let me also express my thanks to the Government of Haryana for the very warm reception and hospitality extended to us.

I also salute your gracious presence, Honourable Chief Minister. You gave us all the time yesterday at dinner and dance performance and you have repeated the same today. It feels so good.

In a nutshell, Tanzania is a destination for trade, business, investments and tourism. The slides that we had prepared for you will show you that. And so we welcome the Haryana industry to come to explore these opportunities that exist in abundance in Tanzania. We stand ready to facilitate such missions for you.

In conclusion, let me quote Henry Ford when he said, "Coming together is the beginning; Staying together is progress; Working together is a success."

We have so far come together, it is a good beginning, let us stay together for our progress and indeed let's work together for our mutual success.

I thank you.