by Jacob Knight
President Kikwete visited London from 31 March-1 April on a three day official visit. He met with the Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague and held talks at Buckingham Palace with the Duke of York, Britain’s Trade Ambassador. The President opened the UK/Tanzania Trade and Investment Forum and visited Aberdeen to see UK expertise in the oil and gas sector. William Hague noted during the visit: “I am delighted at the growing partnership between the UK and Tanzania on a number of fronts. Tanzania offers significant opportunities for British businesses in the energy sector and beyond and has the potential to become a major new global gas supplier.”
The President also met with over 500 diaspora in North Wembley, urging them to play a meaningful role in the country’s affairs and noting that the issue of dual citizenship was being considered.