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  • Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has met with Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington
  • President Suluhu Hassan has expressed optimism at even stronger relations with the United States
  • Suluhu and Harris said they are looking forward to the entry into force of the Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has met with Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington where she has expressed optimism about even stronger relations with the United States.

At the media briefing appearance by the two leaders, Suluhu Hassan hailed the United States’ participation in the economic development of Tanzania through initiatives like the Presidential Malaria Initiative, PEPFAR, Feed for Future — or Feed the Future for food security among others.

During the meeting, the two discussed several regional and global issues of concern. The Vice President emphasized the importance of the world standing together in support of international rules and norms, including …

  1. The United States, one of Africa’s strongest development partners—will provide Zambia with a $389 million grant (one-year bilateral grant) aimed towards AIDS relief.

According to information revealed by Reuters, Zambia ministry of health revealed, the grant will be starting from October after Congressional approval.

Further, the grant under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) follows a meeting on Zambia which was held last week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zambia and U.S relations towards eliminating HIV/AIDS kick-started in 2004, whereby since the U.S. government through PEPFAR has partnered with the government of Zambia via the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National HIV/AIDS council in coordinating a national HIV response.

The ministry statement revealed that “The meeting reviewed key policies, strategies and activities to be undertaken towards the goal of achieving epidemic control of HIV,”

However, Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said the meeting marked a milestone in …