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Consul Ang and Ambassador Dau on Tanzania-Philippines Business Opportunities

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and the Honorary Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania in Manila, Philippines, organized a very successful and productive Zoom meeting on trade and opportunities in Tanzania and the Philippines. They were spearheaded by His Excellency Ambassador Ramadhani K. Dau, Director John M Mnali, and Consul Betty L. Ang, respectively.

The goal was to foster open economies in order to support economic stability in both Philippines and Tanzania. The meeting was considered to be an important platform where representatives from Tanzania and potential investors from the Philippines were able to share their knowledge and expertise about trade, business, and investment opportunities.

Against the backdrop of widespread and rapid globalization, and on top of the current global pandemic, we are indeed living in an era that calls for win-win cooperation. It is clear that both countries will benefit from this cooperation, as both countries are rich, not only in natural resources, but also their unique culture.

Present in the meeting were official representatives from the Tanzania Trade Development Authority, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority, and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation.

Ambassador Benedicto V. Yujuico, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, gave a speech during the meeting, welcoming both Philippines and Tanzania attendees to the meeting. Also present during the meeting were PCCI Chairman Emeritus Francis Chua, PCCI Chairman Ma. Alegria Limjoco, PCCI Director for Agriculture and Fishery Mr. Roberto C. Amores, PCCI Chair for Agriculture Dr. William Co and PCCI Honorary Chairman Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr.

Representatives from various Philippine government were also present during the meeting such as the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, and Bureau of Investments.

In addition, various private sectors from the Philippines joined the meeting, such as agriculture, food processing, tourism, machinery, finance, human resource, journalism, engineering, and more. Mr. Oszen Chan, President of  Liwayway Marketing Corporation, and Dr. Alfonso Uy, Chairman of La Filipina Uy Gongco Group of Companies, were among the attendees.

The meeting was a great success, garnering a total of 165 attendees from the Philippines and Tanzania business, government, and private sector. There is a lot to look forward to with regard to the Philippines-Tanzania bilateral relations especially with further collaboration and engagement among the Philippines and Tanzania business, government, and private sector.

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