Tanzania and China to celebrate 50 years of cooperation

Next year is set to see China and Tanzania coming together to celebrate 50 years of friendship and economic cooperation, with tourism becoming a new area which the two countries are looking to share.

Sino-Tanzania cooperation grew roots in early years of Tanzania’s independence, thanks to the first President of Tanzania, the late Dr. Julius Nyerere and his Chinese counterpart, Mao Zedong. Though travel and tourism were not manifested in Sino-Tanzania during those years, China became partners with Tanzania in areas covering investment in agriculture, transport, import and export trade.

The Chinese Prime minister Li Keqiang said China is willing to work out strategic plans with Tanzania and promote cooperation on major projects shared between these nations, located in two different continents. China has recently signed cooperation agreements with Tanzania, covering tourism as a key area of economic cooperation.