Tanzania's Vice-President Aboud Jumbe has been discussing inter-African affairs and the strengthening of bi-lateral relations with Sudan's leaders during a week-long visit to the north African country.
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Background: Tanzania's Vice-President Aboud Jumbe has been discussing inter-African affairs and the strengthening of bi-lateral relations with Sudan's leaders during a week-long visit to the north African country.
Vice-President Jumbe arrived in khartoum, capital of Sudan, on Friday (29 December). He made the trip in place of President Julius Nyerere, who was advised not to make the visit for health reasons.
Mr Jumbe, who is also chairman of Zanzibar's ruling Revolutionary Council, had with him a 27-man delegation. Their arrival coincided with the 17th anniversary of Sudan's independence.
At the airport to meet Vice-President Jumbe was the Sudanese Vice-President, Major-General Mohammed El-Baghir Ahmed, who is also Interior Minister.
During their week in Sudan, the Tanzanian delegation, which includes Foreign Minister John Malecela, Finance Minister Cleopa Msuya and other leading Government officials, will accompany President Jaafar Nimeiry to Sudan's cotton growing district at Wadmedani, before going on to Kassala, capital of the Eastern Province.
Kassala will be the centre for the country's independence celebrations.
Top-level talks are due to take place on Tuesday (2 January) to strengthen the deep-rooted bonds between the two countries.
SYNOPSIS: An aircraft arrives at Khartoum's airport where Sudan's Vice-President, Major-General Mohammed El-Baghir Ahmed, waits to greets the Vice-President of Tanzania, Mr. Aboud Jumbe. Mr. Jumbe was beginning a week-long goodwill visit at the head of a 27-man delegation.
Vice-President Jumbe was standing in for Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere, who was advised for health reasons not to make the journey.
The Tanzanian delegation includes Foreign Minister John Malecel, Finance Minister Cleopa Msuya, and other leading Government officials. During their week in Sudan, the visitors will accompany President Jaafar Nimeiry to Sudan's cotton growing district at Wadmedani. Later, they will go on to Kassels, capital of Sudan's Eastern Province, for celebrations marking the seventeenth anniversary of the country's independence. Top-level talks are due to be held on Tuesday in Khartoum with emphasis on strengthening bilateral relations between the already closely-linked countries, and on inter-African affairs generally.