Tanzania and the United States have pledged to promote and develop trade and tourism between the two countries following a meeting last Friday (April 15) between Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and US Vice President, Kamala Harris.

“Our administration is deeply committed to strengthening the ties in Tanzania and to African countries in general. The United States and Tanzania have enjoyed relations for the last 60 years; my government would like to see the relations grow further and strengthened to greater heights,” said Harris.

This week Hassan continued her US tour, launching the Royal Tour documentary in New York on Monday (April 18) and Los Angeles today (April 21).

The documentary, shot by a US film crew last year, promotes Tanzania’s tourism positioning to a global audience.

Accompanying the crew, Hassan acted as on-camera guide through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority and Serengeti National Park after doing the same on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

Over 55 000 American tourists visit Tanzania every year, making the US a leading source market for the East African country.

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