INTRODUCTION: Tanzanian Vice-President Aboud Jumbe arrived in India on Saturday (16 April) at the start of a nine-day official visit.
INTRODUCTION: Tanzanian Vice-President Aboud Jumbe arrived in India on Saturday (16 April) at the start of a nine-day official visit. The same day, he met Indian Prime Minister, Morarji Desai, for two hours of talks.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Jumbe was greeted on his arrival in New Delhi by Mr Desai himself.
India's Minister for External Affairs, Atal Vajpayee, was also in the welcoming party. The Tanzanian Vice-President was expected to have talks with Mr Vajpayee, and other ministers, centred on the strengthening of political ties and the expansion of cooperation between the two countries. India has a large number of technical experts in Tanzania, helping mainly with small-scale industries.
Talks between Mr Jumbe and Mr Desai took place later at the Indian President's house in New Delhi. The Indian Prime Minister was introduced to members of the Tanzanian party before the two sides sat down for talks. Mr. Jumbe told India's Samachar news agency that his talks with Mr Desai were "very beautiful and constructive."
Mr Jumbe said he and Mr Desai believed the Non-Aligned Movement was a constructive concept for economic and political emancipation in the developing world. He added that both countries were interested in the Indian ocean as a zone of peace, in the liberation of southern Africa and in the general situation in Africa. Mr Desai recently pledged that India would adopt a foreign policy of "proper non-alignment".
After the talks, the Tanzanian Vice-President attended a dinner given in his honour by Mr Desai.