Extending his greetings to the government and people of Tanzania on their Union Day, President Pranab Mukherjee said he would like to see stronger ties and deeper cooperation with Tanzania. Tanzania observes its Union Day on April 26.
In a message to Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, President Mukherjee said: “India and Tanzania have a long tradition of warm and friendly relations. The multi-dimensional cooperation between our two countries has been growing steadily – to the mutual benefit of our peoples. As Tanzania marches ahead, we would like to enhance and strengthen these relations in the years to come,” President Mukherjee said.
India established its Diplomatic Mission in Tanganyika in 1961, even before Tanganyika became independent. Tanzania (by then known as Tanganyika) established its Diplomatic Mission in India in 1962, immediately after Tanganyika’s Independence in 1961. India-Tanzania relations have traditionally been close and friendly, characterized by active bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding, built upon the founding fathers of our two Nations.
For many years, the political relationship was driven largely by shared ideological commitments to Anti-Colonialism, Anti-Racism, Socialism, South-South Cooperation and Non-Alignment Policies. The two countries and its people continue to enjoy the long time warm relations to-date.