|Hon. Bernard Membe with H.E. Bjarne Henneberg Sorensen.|
Hon. Bernard K. Membe, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has praised the outgoing Danish Ambassador to Tanzania H.E. Bjarne Henneberg Sorensen for a job well done in enhancing bilateral relations between his country and Tanzania.
Hon. Membe expressed his appreciation to Ambassador Sorensen at his office in Dar es salaam this morning, when the Danish Envoy visited the Minister to bid him farewell.
Hon. Membe said "Tanzania has enjoyed excellent relations with Denmark since indepence and indeed your tour of duty strengthened our relations".
During Ambassador Sorensen's tour of duty, H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania visited Denmark twice in 2007 and 2009 followed by reciprocal visit by Her Majesty Queen Margreth II of Denmark to Tanzania in 2008.
"The two visits of our leaders is a manifestation of our growing relations over the years" Minister Membe emphasized.
Ambassador Sorensen also facilitated the launch of Africa Commission's Young Entrepreneurs Initiative known as Youth-to-Youth Fund in Tanzania aiming at unleashing Tanzanian entrepreneurship especially among young people in the country.
On his part, Ambassador Sorensen thanked Minister Membe and the entire Foreign Ministry Staff for enabling him to carryout his dutues during his four-years stay in the country.
He said he is leaving for retirement and he could have never wished for a better place to retire han inTanzania.
"I will forever cherish the experiences in serving Tanzania" he added.
H.E Sorensen has served as Danish Ambassador to Tanzania from March 2007 to November 2011. He will be retiring from Civil Service in December 2011, after being an ambassador for 25 years inside and out of his country. Ambassador Sorensen will be replaced by H.E Ambassador Johnny Flentoe.