Official visit to Tanzania
From 30 October to 1 November, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier payed an official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania.October 30th, 2023
From 30 October to 1 November, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier payed an official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania.
During his visit, the Federal President met Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan for political talks. In Dar es Salaam, he also engaged in discussions with representatives from German and Tanzanian businesses and the start-up scene examining the future prospects of economic and trade relations between the two countries. After this, the Federal President visited a cement plant operated by a German company and had a meeting with representatives of Tanzanian civil society.
On the second day of his visit to Tanzania, the Federal President focused on Tanzanian history and in particular German colonial rule. He traveled to Songea in the south of the country to visit the graves of the victims of the Maji Maji war and to speak to descendants of the victims. He also visited the Maji Maji Memorial Museum and a local school in Songea.
On 1 November, the Federal President traveled on to Zambia for a state visit.
Overview of the programme:
Monday, 30 October
Flight to Dar es Salaam/Tanzania
Welcome with military honours by January Makamba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania
Tuesday, 31 October
Welcome by Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Signing of the visitors’ book
Talks with the President
Talks with representatives of the German and Tanzanian business communities together with the President
Meeting with representatives of Tanzanian start-up companies together with the President
Joint press conference
Luncheon hosted by the President
Tour of the production plant of Twiga Cement – Heidelberg Materials
Talks with representatives of civil society
Hotel Sea Cliff
Reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
Wednesday, 1 November
Flight to Songea
Tour of the Maji Maji Memorial Museum
Talks with descendants of Chief Songea Mbano, followed by a speech
Visit to Maji Maji primary school
Flight to Lusaka/Zambia