New Delhi: Lok Sabha Camp Officer Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), 19 January : Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla who is leading an Indian Parliamentary Delegation (IPD) to Tanzania, called on Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. Kassim Majaliwa, today.

Speaking on this occasion, Shri Birla mentioned India’s perspective that solutions to global issues like climate change require joint action. Shri Birla further said that India and Tanzania are important maritime nations in the Indian Ocean Region. He added that the historical relations between the two maritime nations have developed over centuries on the basis of mutual political understanding, deep faith of both nations in democratic systems of Governance, and multifaceted economic-commercial relations. Mentioning about Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Tanzania in July 2016, Shri Birla noted that the visit was an important milestone in the relations between the two countries. India always looks forward to continuing the course of high-level visits between the two countries to further strengthen and develop mutual relations, observed Shri Birla.

Observing that the Indian-origin community in Tanzania forms an important link between the people of the two countries, Shri Birla said that he was happy that the people of the Indian community have assimilated within Tanzania for centuries and are contributing to the economic development of the country, working alongside Tanzanians. Shri Birla expressed confidence that India will continue to remain a reliable partner in Tanzania’s development journey.

Mentioning that Trade and investment between the two countries have grown over the years, Shri Birla noted India is investing in Tanzania in diverse sectors like ports, health services, agro-processing and small scale enterprises. He added that Water sector projects are also underway in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Shri Birla also expressed pride saying that Tanzanian Students have obtained higher education in many universities of India.

Speaking in the context of close relationship between the two maritime nations, Shri Birla said that Defense partnership between India and Tanzania has grown significantly over the years. He added that for the first time, many remarkable achievements have been made in this area; like the bilateral defense expo and training programs for capacity building. He added that we look forward to further development of cooperation and mutual partnership between the two countries in the defence arena in the future.

Speaking about India’s leadership of the G20 Shri Birla informed that in this sequence, Parliament of India will also organize the P20 conference of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the G20 countries this year. Shri Birla added that India being the world’s largest democracy will try to effectively resolve global issues through this platform.

Strengthening relationships in the post-Covid world order, development of tourism, health infrastructure, parliamentary cooperation and several other issues were discussed between the dignitaries.


During his visit to Tanzania leading Indian Parliamentary Delegation, Shri Birla interacted with the Tanzanian Alumni. Speaking on this occasion, Shri Birla said that India has always been and will always be a reliable partner in the development journey of Tanzania. The Indian education system with an inclusive approach and assured academic and career development attracts students from all over the world to study in India, added Shri Birla.