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Minister Fajon: “Tanzania is a country of great opportunities”

Concluding her visit to Tanzania, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon met with Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation. The interlocutors exchanged views on a range of current global and regional challenges and committed to strengthening political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The ministers agreed that the relationship between the two countries could be enhanced.
They also agreed on mutual interest, especially in economic cooperation. “Tanzania is
paving its way to becoming one of the most developed African countries; it is the fastest
growing African economy and is also a potentially very interesting market for Slovenian
companies, especially in energy, digital technology, water management, green economy and
food security,” Minister Fajon said. The Tanzanian minister warmly welcomed Minister
Fajon’s initiative for political consultations between the two countries and proposed the
formation of a technical group.

The two ministers also discussed security and peace, with Minister Fajon stressing
Slovenia’s role if elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security
Council. “Slovenia will be a vocal advocate for human rights, with a particular focus on the
empowerment and equality of women and girls, sustainable development and water
security", added the Slovenian minister.

At the invitation of the Tanzanian government, Minister Fajon visited a region where block
farming has been launched. The project promotes agriculture and food security by providing
young farmers with land, training and quality control of their produce. Tanzania has great
agricultural potential, but poor yields per hectare due to outdated cultivation methods. The
country is interested in Slovenia’s assistance and support in technological improvements
and water management.

At the end of her visit, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon was guest of
honour at a session of the Tanzanian assembly, where she was welcomed by the Speaker
of the National Assembly of Tanzania Tulia Ackson. Speaker Ackson reiterated the desire for
Slovenia’s assistance in agriculture and water management. She also called for cooperation
between the parliaments of the two countries and the establishment of a friendship group.