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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday congratulated the new Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan, the first woman to hold that office, and said the United States was ready to strengthen ties between the two. country.
Harris, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the position of vice president of the United States, made the comment in a Twitter post.
“Best wishes to @SuluhuSamia after she is sworn in as the new President of Tanzania – the first woman to hold the post. The United States is ready to work with you to strengthen relations between the two countries. our country, “she wrote.
Hassan, who has been vice president since 2015, on Friday urged the country to unite https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N2LH099 and avoid pointing after the death of John Magufuli, his predecessor. think of her COVID-19.
The Office of the US Trade Representative is leading US efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community, a regional organization that includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South. Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
The total trade turnover between the two countries was 462 million USD in 2019. The US foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tanzania was 1.5 billion USD in 2019, an increase of 5.2% compared to 2018, according to the report. US government data.
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