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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

President Kikwete and President Obama addressed Members of Media around the World; Tree Planting Ceremony


The Press Conference Podium prior is set for the two Presidents to address members of media from all over the World. 

H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (right), President of the United Republic of Tanzania gives his opening remarks during the press conference held yesterday at the State House in Dar es Salaam.   Listening on his President Barack Obama of the United States of America. 

Listening on are Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) (5th right), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah (right), H.E. Ambassador Alfonso Lernhardt (4th right), Ambassador of the United States of American to the United Republic of Tanzania and other Senior Government Officials. 

H.E. President Barack Obama of the United States of America gives his opening remarks during the press conference at the State House.  President Obama has been in the country in Tanzania for a two-days official tour.

President Obama continues with his speech while his counterpart-host President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania listens. 

President Obama explains about the United States' outstanding bilateral ties with Tanzania in various areas of cooperation that include technical assistance through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC), projects in combating major health pandemics in the country,  President's Malaria Initiative which focuses on care and treatment of malaria and agricultural transformation in effort to transform agricultural sectors to grow enough food to sustainably feed their people. 

Government Leaders were also in hand to listen at the two Presidents.  From second right is the US Ambassador in Tanzania H.E. Alfonso Lenhardt,  Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Hon. William Mgimwa (MP), Minister for Finance, and  Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki (MP), Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. 

The two Presidents take questions from members of media. 

The two Presidents listening to the questions from members of media.

President Obama answers press questions. 

Hon. Membe, Ambassador Lenhardt and Hon. Mgimwa listening to President Obama as he answers questions. 

President Obama answering questions from the member of media, where he also praised President Kikwete for his outstanding leadership role in bridging neighboring and regional countries to secure peace and democracy in countries such as the Eastern Congo -DRC.  He further praised the recent Zimbabwean Referendum which helped secure the set dates for the upcoming Presidential Elections this year. 

Another journalist posed questions to both Presidents. 

President Kikwete takes notes of the questions from journalists prior to answering them. 

President Obama highlights his Power Africa Initiative which he officially launched today at Symbion Power Plant in Ubungo, Dar es Salaam. 

Various Distinguished Guests including Government Leaders listening to the two Presidents. 



...... Tree Planting Ceremony ......

H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete explains to his counterpart H.E. President Barack Obama of the United States of America about the Mkongo tree which President Obama will shortly plant. 

H.E. President Barack Obama of the United States of America planting a tree called Mkongo at the State House during his two-days official tour to the United Republic of Tanzania.   Witnessing the historical moment is President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. 

President Kikwete shows President Obama how high Mkongo tree will eventually grow. 



 All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 





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