Tanzania Tea Board Explores Investment Opportunities During President’s Visit to Turkey

Kilimokwanza.org reporter

To bolster economic ties between Tanzania and Turkey, the Tanzania Tea Board actively engaged in discussions with the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Dr Samia Suluhu Hasan, who visited Turkey on April 19, 2024.

The primary focus of this diplomatic mission was to foster business cooperation, particularly in sectors like tea production, where Turkish investors have shown keen interest in exploring opportunities within Tanzania.

During the visit, Ms. Latifa M. Khamis, Director General of Tanzania Business Development Authority (TANTRADE), alongside Mrs. Rukia Muwango, Manager of Planning and Promotion representing the Tea Board of Tanzania, were among the key figures participating in various business engagements.

Ms. Rukia Muwango notably participated in business-to-business (B2B) meetings, demonstrating Tanzania’s readiness to collaborate with Turkish counterparts in the tea industry and beyond. Her active involvement reflects the commitment of Tanzanian authorities to facilitate meaningful exchanges and partnerships.

The Türkiye-Tanzanya İş Forumu (Turkey-Tanzania Business Forum), held in Istanbul, witnessed the convergence of prominent figures from both countries’ business landscapes. Among the attendees were President Samia Suluhu Hassan, officials from the Turkish government, including T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Dijital Dönüşüm Ofisi Yardımcısı Cevdet Yılmaz and T.C. Ticaret Bakanlığı Bakanı Prof. Dr. Ömer Bolat, as well as representatives from the private sectors of both nations.

Key activities of the forum included roundtable discussions, B2B and Government-to-Business (G2B) meetings, and presentations highlighting investment and trade opportunities between the two countries.

Acknowledging the significance of such collaborative efforts, the event expressed gratitude to its gold sponsor, Yapı Merkezi, and its supporting sponsor, Miller Holding, for their contributions towards fostering bilateral economic relations.

With both Tanzania and Turkey demonstrating a commitment to fostering mutual economic growth, such diplomatic initiatives are poised to pave the way for enhanced trade partnerships and investment opportunities between the two nations in various sectors, including the burgeoning tea industry.

Ms. Rukia Muwango, the Planning and Promotion Manager of the Tea Board of Tanzania ( with white scalf ), in business-to-business meetings during the Presidential economic diplomacy visit in Istanbul—Türkiye, April 2024.