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Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs H.E. V Muraleedharan was welcomed by Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Zanzibar H.E Lela Muhamed Mussa on his arrival in Zanzibar on 20 November 2023.

MoS visited IIT Madras Zanzibar campus with H.E. Lela Muhamed Mussa and interacted with students and faculty. He also visited the site allocated by Government of Zanzibar for upcoming permanent campus of IIT Madras Zanzibar.

MoS called on the President of Zanzibar, H.E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi. MoS conveyed his appreciation to the President for his continued support in strengthening bilateral relations and for his invaluable patronage towards IIT Madras Zanzibar campus. President appreciated the Development Partnership with India highlighting Water Projects in Zanzibar and establishment of 1st offshore campus of IITs in Zanzibar. He expressed his commitment to further strengthening cooperation with India including in the areas of Trade and Investment.

Visit to Consulate General of India, Zanzibar .

MoS visited Commonwealth War Memorial in Dar es Salaam and paid tributes to Indian soldiers, who sacrificed their lives during World War I.

MoS held conversation with Dy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation H.E. Amb Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk. They reviewed several important aspects of bilateral relationship.

MoS together with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Amb Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk inaugurated the India-Tanzania Business Round Table in Dar es Salaam. MoS highlighted the limitless opportunities and conducive investment climate in India. He appreciated the expanding trade and investment relations between the two countries. A 30-member CII delegation and a large delegation of Tanzanian business persons attended the event.

At Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam, MoS paid his respects to Swami Vivekananda. He interacted with the Tanzanian alumni of Indian Institutes and students of Cultural Centre.

MoS joined Sikh community in offering prayers at Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Dar es Salaam.

MoS interacted with members of Kerala community, Kalamandalam.

MoS addressed Indian community in an event organized at High Commission. He appreciated their contribution in building strong ties between India and Tanzania and encouraged them to play a greater role in India’s growth story.

MoS met briefly with H.E. Dr. Tulia Ackson, Speaker of Tanzanian Parliament prior to his departure from Dar es Salaam.

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