Rwanda’s new Ambassador to Tanzania Fatuma Ndangiza on Wednesday presented her credentials to Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete.
According to Shakila Umutoni, the First Counselor of the Embassy of Rwanda in Tanzania, the Ambassador also held talks with Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe.
“The Ambassador met the President (Kikwete) and presented her credentials. The two discussed a number of issues including how relations between the two countries can further be strengthened,” Umutoni said.
Umutoni said that the talks with the Foreign Minister mainly centered on how the two countries can enhance their bilateral relations.
Ndangiza, who was until joining diplomatic ranks a few months ago, the Executive Secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, replaced Ambassador Zeno Mutimura at the embassy.
In an interview, the Ambassador described her meeting with the President as one that showed strong commitment to working together to ensure that the people of both countries are economically empowered.
Ndagiza discussed with Kikwete the revival of a joint technical cooperation framework which last met in 2005, and deepening regional integration.
“I reminded the President the need to meet again to review the framework because there are so many programmes of economic value in it. He is committed to ensure that this project starts again,” the Ndangiza added.
Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi are currently working tirelessly to accomplish a railway project that runs through the region’s central corridor.
The project according to Ndangiza, has already had its feasibility study done and that development partners like the World Bank are willing to offer support.