President V.V.Giri of India arrived in Dar es Salaam on Thursday (28 September) to spend?
President V.V.Giri of India arrived in Dar es Salaam on Thursday (28 September) to spend four days on a state visit to Tanzania.
He was welcomed at the airport by President Julius Nyerere.
President Giri -- whose trip was arranged well before the current crisis between Tanzania and Uganda -- is expected to discuss the expulsion of Asian from Uganda in his talks with President Nyerere.
The recent abortive invasion of Uganda by Ugandan insurgents based in Tanzania, is another major item for discussion.
India and Tanzania have both firmly denied a Ugandan charge that they were in collusion with Zambia in planning a flash invasion of Uganda.
President Giri has already visited Ethiopia and flies on to Zambia on Monday (2 October).
SYNOPSIS: President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania was at Dar es Salaam airport on thursday to welcome the Indian head of state, President Giri, who is on four-day visit to Tanzania.
President Giri flew in from Addis Ababa where he had talks with Emperor Hail?? solassie, and is to complete his East African tour with a visit to Zambia next weak.
President Giri's visit comes at a time of political tension in East Africa, although it was arranged well before the flare-up between Uganda and Tanzania.
A large crowd, including many Indians living in Dear as Salaam, welcomed President Giri at the airport. It's expected that the expulsion of Asians from Uganda, the bulk of whom are of Indian origin, will dominate the talks between President Giri and president Nyerere.
From the airport, the two leaders drove in a motorcade through streets lined with waving Tanzanians. President Giri is also to visit Zanzibar and inspect co-operative villages during his stay.