SAUDI Arabia and Tanzania have expressed commitment to strengthen the existing relations between the two countries.
At recent talks held in Dar es Salaam between President Jakaya Kikwete and Saudi Arabian Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Abdulaziz Ben Abdullah, the two countries expressed common interest and means of enhancing relations between them.
The two sides discussed how Saudi Arabia could enhance its engagement in the areas of trade, investment, security, economic, culture and other sectors. They also conferred how to work jointly to ensure peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.
President Kikwete insisted at the talks that the cooperation between Tanzania and Saudi Arabia will be strengthening by investors widely engaged in various investment activities in the country, including irrigation, mining and industries.
The president and the Saudi Arabian minister also revisited the bilateral relations and exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues, in addition to aspects of cooperation between the two countries in all fields. The talks were attended by a number of officials.
During his tour, Prince Abdullah also held discussions with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe, on matters of mutual interest. The prince's visit comes as part of the official's African tour that took him to Ethiopia, where he held talks with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.