Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na
Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa
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Ministry overview
Preceding Ministry
HeadquartersKivukoni Front, Dar es Salaam
6°49′0″S 39°17′40″E / 6.81667°S 39.29444°E / -6.81667; 39.29444Coordinates: 6°49′0″S 39°17′40″E / 6.81667°S 39.29444°E / -6.81667; 39.29444
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive
Key document
  • Presidential Circular No. 2 of 1964
WebsiteMinistry Website

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation is a government ministry of Tanzania. The ministry is headed by Augustine Mahiga, and its offices are located at Kivukoni in Dar es Salaam.[1]


The ministry of foreign affairs was set up following Tanganyikan independence in 1961, but until 1963, it was a department of the prime minister's office with Oscar Kambona as the first minister. The ministry of external affairs was created in 1964 with Stephen Mhando as its first minister. The name of the ministry has been changed three times since 1975, first to foreign affairs and then to the Ministry Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.[2][3]

John Magufuli merged the Ministry of East African Cooperation into the department, renaming it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation.

List of Ministers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About the Ministry". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Historical Background of MoFAIC". Ubuntu Platform. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ "MFAIC Profile". MoFAIC. 2008. Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2013.

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