Wednesday 26thOctober, 2016; Dar es Salaam: The European Union Ambassador to Tanzanian and the East African Community, Mr Roeland van de Geer, hosted an event jointly with the Board of Directors of the European Business Group (EUBG) to celebrate the launch of the report European Investment in Tanzania: How European investment contributes to industrialisation and development in Tanzania.
Today, Africa and Europe are partners, we are building a relationship for the 21st century, a forward looking relationship. This relationship is broad and deep. It is a political relationship, with wide ranging cooperation in the international field, including in the UN, but is also an economic relationship, which development cooperation is and will remain an important element and in which trade and investment play also a decisive role as we have seen here today.
The discussion about the study was a fascinating one and it showed it was the perfect illustration of where Tanzania and EU stand today.