Mahlab visits Tanzania during celebrations of the country’s 50th anniversary
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam on Friday to attend the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary, reported Al-Ahram Digital.

Mahlab was received by the Tanzanian Minister of Communication and Minister of Youth and Sports. Tanzania’s presidential palace will host Mahlab in addition to 21 presidents from other African countries such as South Africa, Uganda and Kenya, according to Al-Ahram Digital.

Hossam Qaweesh, Mahlab’s official spokesperson, told Raghda Mounir on Mehwar TV channel on April 26 that the Egyptian government is determined to find a peaceful solution to the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam crisis.

Qaweesh also said Egypt “does not oppose the development of African countries, but at the same time wants to preserve its water security.”

Qaweesh also said that Mahlab’s visit to Chad, which preceded his visit to Tanzania, was successful and that Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture signed a protocol of agricultural cooperation with Chad’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Mahlab discussed the same subject with the Tanzania’s president after visiting the Egyptian Islamic Center and meeting with Egyptian and Tanzanian businessmen.

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