Canadian Foreign Minister Mitchell Sharp met President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania in Dat Es Salaam on Saturday, soon after flying in from Congo-Kinshasa to continue a five-nation African tour.
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Background: Canadian Foreign Minister Mitchell Sharp met President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania in Dat Es Salaam on Saturday, soon after flying in from Congo-Kinshasa to continue a five-nation African tour. He will be in Tanzania for five days.
In an airport statement he said he would be talking to Tanzanian leaders about African and international issues as well as Canadian aid to Tanzania. Tanzanian sources said that British arms sales to South Africa would also be on their agenda.
This is the first tour by a Canadian Foreign Minister in Africa to head South of the Sahara.
SYNOPSIS: Flying in to Dar Es Salaam on Saturday in the course of his five-nation African tour was Canadian Foreign Minister Mitchell Sharp, here for talks with President Nyerere, and making the first tour in Africa south of the Sahara by a Canadian Foreign Minister. He will sign agreements for at least two big loans during his stay....one to help finance a highway project in Tanzania, and the other, for 14 million dollars (5,830,000 Sterling), to finance the purchase of 35 locomotives for the East African Community.
In an airport statement Mr. Sharp revealed he would be talking to Tanzanian leaders about international issues as well as Canadian aid.
Mr. Sharp, who was met at the airport by Finance Minister Amir Habib Jamal, delighted Tanzanians by saying to his hosts in Swahili...." We are friends of yours". At the airport he also called Tanzania an area of concentration in the growing Canadian said effort.
At the State House, Mr. Sharp began his talks with President Nyerere the same day. British arms sales to South Africa is said to be a likely topic of discussion. Mr. Sharp will be in Tanzania for five days.