On the 18th of December 2013, the State of Qatar celebrated its National Day, an historical event which was commemorated in Dar es Salaam in cooperation with the Qatar Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) Hotel, with Guest of Honor H.E. Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
In commemorating the Qatar National Day, H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi (3rd left), former President of the United Republic of Tanzania along with Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish (3d right) of the State of Qatar to the United Republic of Tanzania, and Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim (2nd right), former Prime Minister of Tanzania and former General Secretary of Organization of African Union (OAU) assisted in cutting a special cake baring flags of Tanzania and Qatar, symbolizing the strong bilateral ties between the two countries.
Others in the photo are H.E. Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha (center), Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and H.E. Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango (left) Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, who is also an Ambassador of Congo-DRC and Mr. Mussaab Al-Fehaid (2nd left), Foreign Service Officer at the Qatar Embassy.
Ambassador Hassan Simba Yahya, Director of the Department of the Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a discussing with Qatar Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish.
Ambassador Darwish welcomes H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania during the ceremony. Also in the photo is H.E. Ambassador Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
H.E. Ambassador Gamaha in a discussion with H.E. Ambassador Darwish of the State of Qatar to the United Republic of Tanzania.
Distinguished Guests were treated to various gifts of their choice as souvenirs.
Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim in a conversation with members of diplomatic corps that included Palestine Ambassador to Tanzania H.E. Dr. Nasri Abujaish (2nd left) and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps H.E. Dean Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango.
Ambassador Darwish gives his remarks.
Ambassador Gamaha gives his remarks.
Listening on are Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim and Members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Other guests during the ceremony.
Distinguished Guests listening on.
Guests during the ceremony.
Ambassador Gamaha reaches out in a bowl to pick a ticket for a lottery winner.
H.E. Judith Kapijimpanga, High Commissioner of Zambia in Tanzania was one of the winners of the round trip Business Air Ticket for Dar-Doha-Dar courtesy of Qatar Airways.
Another winner was Mr. Batholomeo Jungu, Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He won a gift bag filled with goodies, including a men's cologne.
Former President Mwinyi in a discussion with Dr. Salim during the ceremony.
All photos courtesy of Mr. Yusuf Badi, photojournalist of the Daily News - Tanzania
Tanzania-Qatar for stronger economic ties
By TAGIE DAISY MWAKAWAGO
Tanzania and Qatar have vowed to continue strengthening their economic ties for the years to come, gearing towards forging new ventures in oil and gas sectors.
Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, said that the Government of Tanzania is keen in ensuring that the two countries continue to prosper through their economic cooperation for the betterment lives of their citizens.
Ambassador Gamaha was speaking yesterday during the Qatar National Day ceremony that was also attended by former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former prime minister Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Ambassador Alfani Juma Mpango of the Democratic Republic of Congo and other members of diplomatic corps. The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency (Kilimanjaro) Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
"I call upon the Qatari business community to come and invest in the Tanzania economy," said Ambassador Gamaha adding that the Government has put in place conducive investment plans to attract more foreign investors including businessmen from Qatar.
On his part, Qatar Ambassador Jassim Mohamed Mubarak Abdullah Darwish expressed his Government readiness in continuing bilateral ties that have existed in the field of technical, economy and investment.
He said that Qatari businessmen are expected to arrive in Tanzania early next year, to exchange knowledge in oil and gas sectors and to further explore opportunities that exist in Tanzania.
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete had also sent out a congratulatory message to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, expressing the Government's desire and commitment to further enhance friendship and cooperation existing between these two countries.