The Cuban Foreign Minister, Senor Isidoro Malmierca continued his African tour and arrivEd in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam on Saturday (4 November).
The Cuban Foreign Minister, Senor Isidoro Malmierca continued his African tour and arrivEd in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam on Saturday (4 November). Senor Malmierca's visit followed soon after the latest border incident between Uganda and Tanzania, which resulted in Uganda annexing some seven hundred square miles (1,700 square kilometres) of Tanzanian territory.
SYNOPSIS: Senor Malmierca met Tanzanian Foreign Minister Mr. Benjamin Mkapa soon after his arrival. Mr. Mkapa, is one of the Tanzanian government members most closely concerned with the Ugandian border dispute.
During his four-day official visit, Senor Malmierca was expected to met the Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere. The Cuban minister had recently been visiting Madagascar and after leaving Tanzania planned a short official visit to Mozambique. Cuba has close ties with Tanzania, providing technical assistance and advisors. During his stay, Senor Malmierca was expected to meet some of the seventy Cuban experts, mainly doctors and nurses, who work in Tanzania. Despite the recent crisis at the border with Uganda, Senor Malmierca's schedule for his visit reflects some gentler concerns than Tanzanian foreign policy. Among other events on his programme, he planned to visit a nature reserve and an agricultural college.