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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Barroso and Piebalgs visit Tanzania to grow ties

According to recent updates by the European Commission (EC) Press service, José Manuel Barroso, president of the EC, along with  European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, visit Tanzania this week. The visit is intended to reinforce the high-level political dialogue and economic cooperation with Tanzania. Notably, six new development programmes are to be launched to improve access to water and sanitation, strengthen the road transport sector and rural road infrastructure, as well as good governance and social accountability (worth a total of €126.5 million).
Ahead of the visit, President Barroso has stated: "Tanzania has become one of the EU's main partners in Africa, and is also playing an increasingly important role in the stability of the whole region. We now want to deepen our regular political dialogue with Tanzania and further increase our cooperation in areas like energy, security, anti-piracy, counter-terrorism or migration; issues which are of concern both for Africa and the European Union."

Source: European Commission