DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
The government of Israel on Monday said it is
ready to help transform Tanzania’s ailing agriculture sector and
turn the country into Africa’s breadbasket.
Minister for Justice Ayelet Shaked also pledged to cement
cooperation in a number of other areas, including security,
pharmaceuticals and information, communication and technology (ICT).
“Israel is a
superpower of technology while Tanzania has vast natural
resources. We believe that the relationship will make a great
combination of mutual benefit,” Shaked said.
Shaked was leading a
delegation of Israeli businessmen here attending a business and
The forum, themed
“Industrialization through strategic partnership and value-based
principle,” was attended by senior government officials led by
Tanzanian Minister for Minister for Industries, Trade and
Investment Charles Mwijage and the Tanzania business community
led by their umbrella body, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).
“This is an
opportunity for us here to make use of the Israeli know-how to
maximize our ability to conduct businesses as well as
investments,” said Felix Mosha, a TPSF representative.
Tanzania and Israel, severed in the 1970s, were reestablished in
1995, but Israel is still conducting diplomatic services with
Tanzania through its office in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Tanzanian minister for industries, trade and investment, said
the strategic diplomatic cooperation will help boost Tanzania’s
industrialization drive under the government led by President
The minister noted
that a group of youths from Tanzania have been sent to Israel
for training in various fields, especially ICT and agriculture.