Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits Mbeya Over Border Dispute

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard Membe points to a median line border between Tanzania and Malawi on a recent administrative map of Tanzania .

THE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Mr Bernard Membe, is leading a team of government officials and stakeholders on a two-day exploratory tour in Mbeya Region.

The Minister is expected to visit Kyela District to meet elders and people living around Lake Nyasa.

The ministry said in a statement that the tour is yet another continuation of the exploratory mission being undertaken by Mr Membe and the team.

In August, the team was in Ruvuma region and visited Mbamba Bay, Lituhi, Liuli and Songea district. It is an effort to brief citizens living around Lake Nyasa about the border dispute with Malawi and solicit their views on the on-going border talks.

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