Russia–Tanzania relations

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Russia–Tanzania relations
Map indicating locations of Russia and Tanzania


Embassy of Tanzania in Moscow

Russia–Tanzania relations (Russian: Российско-танзанийские отношения) refers to the bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Russia and Tanzania. Both countries have signed diplomatic missions on December 11, 1961 Russia has an embassy in Dar es Salaam, and Tanzania has an embassy in Moscow. Bilateral relations are stable, friendly nature. In the political field practice exchange of messages at the highest levels, for a political dialogue. In June 1995, a Protocol on ministerial consultations, the next round of which was held in May 2009 in Dar es Salaam. In July 2003, made a working visit to Russia on the Tanzanian Foreign Minister Dr.Kikwete. In July 2008, on the summit of the "eight" in Toyako (Japan) held a brief conversation with President Medvedev Dzh.Kikvete Tanzania. In July 2008, Dar es Salaam visited the President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation VM Lebedev. Signed an agreement on cooperation between the Supreme Court of Russia and the Court of Appeal of Tanzania. In February and July 2011, the United Republic of Tanzania as a representative of the President of the Russian Federation visited the Director General of the State Corporation "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko, who held talks with the President of Tanzania Dr.Kikwete, Prime Minister M.Pinda, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism E . MIGA on the participation of Russian companies in the development of uranium deposits "Mkuzhu river." In response to the explosion of ammunition in army warehouses air base near g.Dar es Salaam that occurred February 17, 2011 and had a loss of life - dozens of people were killed, over 400 injured and thousands of Tanzanians are still homeless, Russian President D . A. Medvedev sent a message of condolences to the President Dr.Kikwete. The Russian government has decided to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Tanzania, which arrived in Dar es Salaam in March 2011, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry special flight and included tents, blankets and food. Turnover in 2010, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia totaled 89.7 million (Russian exports - 48.5 million, import - 41.2 million). Russia exports ferrous metals, machinery and equipment, fertilizers, imports nuts, cashew, tea, coffee and spices. In Tanzania, the registered number of joint enterprises with Russian capital, engaged primarily in exploration (JSC "Geo-Nadir") and shipping. Russian companies ("Neftegazstroy - Prometheus" and "Stroytransgaz") participate in an international consortium, which received a contract to build a refinery in Tanzania and pipeline (1200 km) at an estimated cost of $ 4 billion, however, due to financial problems the project has not yet implemented. In March 2005, an agreement on cooperation between the Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. In November 2009 in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar the bilateral trade and economic forum, which was attended by representatives of a number of large Russian companies and the leadership of many Tanzanian firms. In September 2010, Moscow hosted an expert consultation between the two countries on the use of debt to Russia Tanzania to finance development projects in the ORT, which resulted in the agreed parties initialed a draft intergovernmental agreement. In 2007, 10 employees of the Ministry of Public Security of Tanzania were trained in courses Russian Interior Ministry. The 2010/2011 academic year, Russia provided Tanzania 15 state scholarships (13 - for the full course of training, 2 - to prepare graduate), accepted to study four Tanzanians. 23 people - on the commercial line.

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