External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's four-day visit to Tanzania

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External-Affairs-Minister-S-JaishankarIndian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar went on a four-day official visit to Tanzania from 5 to 8 July 2023.

An Overview of the news: 

  • During his visit, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar attended the reception of Indian Naval Ship Trishul.
  • Along with this, he also addressed the Indian expatriates and inaugurated the statue of Swami Vivekananda.
  • In Zanzibar, he visited a water supply project funded by a line of credit from the Government of India.

10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission:

  • The External Affairs Minister then visited the Tanzanian city of Dar-es-Salaam from 7-8 July 2023, where he co-chaired the 10th India-Tanzania Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart.

IIT Madras at Zanzibar:

  • To strengthen education ties between the two countries, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will open its first overseas campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania in October 2023.
  • It will admit 50 undergraduate students and 20 master's students.
  • The new IIT campus will be set up in Zanzibar under the name of IIT Madras at Zanzibar.
  • Along with this, IIT will also open its other foreign campus in Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.

About Tanzania

  • It is an East African country.
  • Serengeti National Park is a popular safari destination in Tanzania.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park is located in Tanzania.
  • Zanzibar is a tropical island off the coast of Tanzania.
  • Mafia is another tropical island in Tanzania.

Capital - Dodoma

Currency - Tanzanian Shilling

President - Samia Suluhu Hasan

Vice President - Philip Mpango

Prime Minister - Kassim Majaliwa

Speaker - Tulia Axon

Chief Justice - Ibrahim Hamis Zuma

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