President Emmerson Mnangagwa has in a statement congratulating the new president of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, pledged his commitment to continuing to strengthen the bilateral relations between Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Hassan was inaugurated on Friday as Tanzania’s 6th president and the first female president ever following the sudden death of President John Magufuli on Wednesday. Below is president Mnangagwa’s statement.
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On behalf of the Government and people of Zimbabwe and indeed on my behalf, I wish to convey to you, Your Excellency, hearty congratulations on your swearing in as President of Tanzania on 19 March. 2021.
Your Excellency and Dear Sister, as you assume this important office, allow me to note with satisfaction the excellent long-standing relations that exist between our two countries which were born during the days of our struggle for liberation and self-determination. Let me assure you of my unwavering commitment to continue working with you to further strengthen and broaden these excellent relations for the mutual benefit of our two countries and peoples.
I also wish to assure you of my readiness to work with you in our regional organisation, SADC, to enhance regional integration; and the African Union to achieve the goals of our Agenda 2063: and other multilateral fora for peace, security and development.
I wish you Your Excellency, personal good health and success, and peace and prosperity for the friendly people of the United Republic of Tanzania,
Her Excellency Cde Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dodoma.
Please accept, Your Excellency and Dear Sister, the assurances of my highest consideration.
President Hassan yesterday led the country in paying their last respect to the late President John “Bulldozer” Magufuli.
She was joined by thousands of mourners who will continue paying their last respects until today.