King Abdullah and Tanzanian president hold talks

April 15, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received visiting Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at his palace in Riyadh last night.

During their talks, the two leaders discussed several aspects of cooperation between the Kingdom and Tanzania, including common positions towards regional and international developments.

The session was attended by Second Deputy Premier Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Acting Riyadh Governor Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz; and Chief of General Intelligence Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz.

President Kikwete also met yesterday with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, with whom he discussed ways enhancing relations between Tanzania and GCC states in the political, economic, commercial, industrial and food security fields. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the piracy problem in the Horn of African were also reviewed.

The official delegation accompanying President Kikwete includes Minister of Finance, Planning, Economy and Empowerment Mustapha Mkulo; Minister of Home Affairs, Public Safety and Security Lawrence Masha; and a number of senior officials.

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