"Belt and Road" Initiative Brings Tanzanian Ambassador to China Mbawa Kairuki and His Delegation to HY
Nowadays, many ideas and initiatives advocated by China on the international stage are increasingly becoming international consensus and the international influence of Chinese ideas is increasing. As China and Tanzania are brother countries, Tanzania’s ambassador to China, Mbawa Kairuki, was invited to attend the opening meeting of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress on March 5th, with an aim to promote the common development of economies and deepen brotherhood of the two countries. After that, at the invitation of Chairman Xu Huilong of Hengyuan Group, the ambassador visited Yangzhou on March 9th.
At 10 o'clock on the morning of March 9, Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji arrived in Taizhou International Airport in Yangzhou, accompanied by the Tanzanian Minister to China, Mr. Masaro and the Secretary of Ambassador. Zhang Tong, Secretary of Jiangdu District, and Xu Huilong, Chairman of Hengyuan Group, came to the airport to show a gesture of welcome. They extended warm welcome for the visit of Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji and expressed sincere gratitude for the elaborate arrangements and help of Ambassador regarding the visit of Yangzhou economic and trade delegation to Tanzania.
Accompanied by Secretary Zhang Tong and Chairman Xu Huilong, Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji and his party firstly visited Hengyuan Group. In order to understand the company's business situation more comprehensively, Ambassador Kairuji and his party visited HY's finishing workshop. During this period, the Ambassador praised the superb technology of HY staff and the wide scope of the company's business and expressed in many times that he had a worthwhile trip.
Afterwards, the Ambassador visited our office building and held talks with Secretary Zhang Tong and Chairman Xu Huilong at the fifth-floor conference room. Secretary Zhang once again thanked the Ambassador for his support to the Yangzhou economic and trade delegation to Tanzania and emphasized to the importance of the Sinoma•Hengya Building Materials Industrial Park Project and its great significance to the economic development of Tanzania and improvement of people’s living standards. His Excellency the Ambassador expressed his welcome to the establishment of the Sinoma•Hengya Industrial Park project in Tanzania. He said that he will continue to pay attention to supporting the construction and development of this project and will do his best to help this project to ensure the smooth progress of the project.
On the afternoon of May 9th, Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji paid a visit to the Hongyun Motors, a friendly unit of Hengyuan Group, to visit the auto parts factory and the pickup truck and bus assembly workshop. Then he visited the famous Shouxihu Lake in Yangzhou, accompanied by Zhu Yong, Director of the Yangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, and Li Ping, Deputy General Manager of Hengyuan Group.
Finally, Xie Zhengyi, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Yangzhou met with Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji at the Yangzhou Guest Guesthouse, accompanied by Chairman Xu Huilong and his party. During the meeting, Municipal Party Secretary Xie pointed out that the visit of Yangzhou Economic and Trade Group gave him a deeper understanding of Tanzania. This understanding strengthens his confidence in the development of Yangzhou enterprises in Tanzania and will encourage more outstanding enterprises in Yangzhou to invest in Tanzania. In addition, Secretary Xie once again emphasized the importance of the Sinoma•Hengya Building Materials Industrial Park Project and the Hongyuan Automobile Industrial Park Project to the economic development of Tanzania. It is hoped that the project will receive the help and support of the Ambassador. Secretary Xie said that tourism in Yangzhou and Tanzania are both well-developed, and the tourism industry has made tremendous contributions to the economic development of the two places. Xie has a keen interest in the economic capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, and he put forward several constructive suggestions on urban construction of the city; he hopes to use the China-Africa Cooperation Forum to strengthen the relationship between Yangzhou enterprises and Tanzania, and to contribute to the “Belt and Road Initiative” and the industrial revolution in Tanzania. Ambassador Mbewa Kairuji expressed welcome and thanks for the investment in the Sinoma•Hengya Building Materials Industrial Park project and the Hongyun Automobile Industrial Park project, and affirmed the opinion of Secretary Xie and expressed that the relationship between China and Tanzania, with the opportunity of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, will surely reach a new level. The brotherhood between China and Tanzania will be deepened along with the initiative of the “Belt and Road Initiative,” and the relationship between China and Tanzania will become closer.
On March 10th, at the airport, Mbawa Kairuji and Chairman Xu Huilong exchanged opinions on the company’s investment projects in Tanzania. In the view of the Ambassador, the Sinoma•Hengya Building Materials Industrial Park project has helped Tanzanian economic development, and has raised the living standards of the local people, so supporting the project are incumbent on him; Chairman Xu Huilong thanked the ambassador for his support and extended his warmest welcome to the Ambassador for his next visit. The Ambassador’s visit will strengthen exchanges and cooperation between China and Tanzania, and has contributed to deepening brotherhood between China and Tanzania.