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MEETING WITH ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT, HON. HUSSEIN MWINYI

Date:

02/23/2022


MEETING WITH ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT, HON. HUSSEIN MWINYI

Ambassador Marco Lombardi, met yesterday the President of Zanzibar, Hon. Hussein Mwinyi. It was a very fruitful meeting that allowed Lombardi to present Italian projects for Zanzibar that are aiming, in a win-win scenario, to bring mutual benefits to Italy and Zanzibar. Italian private sector has over the years invested more than 2 billion dollars in the Island. In this framework, Lombardi stressed the importance of further increasing economic ties: the creation in 2021 of the Hotel Association Zanzibar (HAZ) whose Chariman is Mr. Paolo Rosso and a Italo-Tanzanian Business Forum to be held, in cooperation with Italian Trade Commission, next September in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam are good examples of this new trend. Lombardi also underlined the growing interest of Italian carriers to the new Karume Airport of Zanzibar. Hon. Mwinyi hailed Italian support to Zanzibar. He has commended the Italian Government for its willingness to continue its commitment in supporting Zanzibar development programs. President Mwinyi also praised Ambassador Lombardi’s call for the establishment of more vocational training centers that will help prepare young people for self-employment, including innovation in tourism sector. He also added that Italy remains a major stakeholder and Zanzibar Authorities will support Italian programs in the Island.


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