The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Secretary-General and the President discussed the Constitutional review process in Tanzania, and efforts underway by Malawi and Tanzania to find a solution on the delineation of Lake Nyasa.
The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for the efforts of President Kikwete to diffuse tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, noting Tanzania’s offer to contribute troops to an International Neutral Force.
They also discussed the leadership role of Tanzania as current chair of the SADC Organ for Politics, Defence and Security, in particular with regard to Madagascar and Zimbabwe.