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Friday, August 23, 2013

Hon. Maalim bids farewell to the Italian Ambassador


Ambassador Dora Msechu, Director of the Department of Europe and Americas in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation welcomes guests during the luncheon to bid farewell to the Ambassador of Italy in the United Republic of Tanzania held at Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) yesterday in Dar es Salaam. 

Hon. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP), Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation in a brief discussion with the outgoing Ambassador of Italy Pierluigi Velardi, yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam.   Ambassador Velardi has been an Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Tanzania since November 2010. 
  
Hon. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP), Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation gives his remarks during the luncheon to bid farewell to H.E. Peirluigi Velardi, the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Tanzania.   

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mahadhi Juma Maalim (MP) continues with his speech in which he highlighted key areas of cooperation between Tanzania and Italy since 1970 in sectors of health, education, private sector development, trade and investment as well as counter piracy initiatives.  

Listening on is H.E. Pierluigi Velardi (right), the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Tanzania.  H.E. Jacob Frederiks (left), Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Republic of Tanzania. 

Distinguished Ambassadors listening to Hon. Maalim's remarks.  Left H.E. Koenraad Adam, Ambassador of Belgium in the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Filberto Cerian Sebregondi, Head of Delegation the European Union, H.E. Jacob Frederik, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania. Right is Ambassador Celestine Mushy, Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ambassador Dora Msechu, Director of the Department of Europe and Americas and the outgoing Ambassador Pierluigi Velardi of Italy.  

Foreign Service Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also in attendance.  Left Ms. Felista Rugambwa, Ms. Agnes Kiama and Mr. Anthony Mtafya. 

H.E. Pierluigi Velardi, the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the United Republic of Tanzania thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its unending support and vowed to continue cooperation as needed.  Ambassador Pierluigi Velardi has been proactive in attracting Italian investors to Tanzania which resulted in the visits of 22 companies from Italy in 2012.
  
Other distinguished guests during the farewell luncheon held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam.  Right Mr. Kimmo Laukkanen, Chargé d'affaires of Finland in Tanzania, Mr. Adrian Miyaye, Acting Director of the Department of Regional Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Ali Mwadini (center), Private Secretary of Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.  Left is Ms. Sandra Cadien, Chargé d'affaires of Switzerland in Tanzania and Mr. Claude Blevin, Chargé d'affaires of France in Tanzania.    

Hon. Maalim presents a memorable gift of the Mount Kilimanjaro painting to Ambassador Velardi. 

Ambassador Velardi thanking Hon. Maalim for the wonderful gift.  Italy has previously carried out theoretical and practical military training in collaboration with Tanzania's Ministry of Defense and the Tanzania's Naval Forces in efforts to combat piracy activities in Indian Ocean. 

Distinguished guests witnessing the gift ceremony.  Right Mr. Gilbert Kanubangi Yambayamba, Chargé d'affaires of Democratic Republic of Congo in Tanzania, Ms. Grace Shangali, Assistant Director of the Department of Europe and Americas in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Geir Michaelsen, Chargé d'affaires of Norway in Tanzania and Ms. Margareta Brisman, Chargé d'affaires of Sweden in Tanzania and Ambassador Simba Yahya, Director of the Department of Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

H.E. Koenraad Adam (left), Ambassador of Belgium in Tanzania, H.E. Sebregondi (2nd left), Head of Delegation of the European Union and H.E. Jacob Frederiks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania were also present during the Luncheon.


Group photo of Ambassador Velardi (center), that includes Ambassador Msechu (2nd right), Ms. Grace Shangali (right), Assistant Director of the Department of Europe and Americas.  Others are Chargé d'affaires of Angola in Tanzania and Chargé d'affaires of Congo-DRC in Tanzania. 

Ms. Shangali and Ambassador Velardi share some laughters. 

Ambassador Velardi in a group photo with Ambassador Msechu and Ms. Shangali. 

Ambassador Velardi and Ambassador Msechu in a memorable photo. 


Foreign Service Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also in attendance. From Left is Ms. Agness Kiama, Mr. Anthony Mtafya and Ms. Felista Rugambwa. 




All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 





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