H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania has sent a congratulatory message to H.E. Shinzo Abe, the new Prime Minister of Japan. The message reads as follows:
“His Excellency Shinzo Abe,
Prime Minister of Japan,
“Let me express my warmest congratulations on your deserved election as the new Prime Minister of Japan on election held on 16th December, 2012. Your election to the Premiership speaks volume on the confidence the people of Japan bestowed upon you at this period of economic difficulty facing Japan and the world at large.
I look forward to working closely with you in bringing our bilateral relations to greater heights and achieving its full potential. I am particularly optimistic that under your stewardship, the forthcoming TICAD V Summit to be held on June 2013 in Yokohama will be a great success.
I take this opportunity to reaffirm my country’s commitment and desire to continue working with you and your Government in further strengthening the existing ties of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and peoples.
I wish you every success in streering the affairs of your great nation and looking forward to meet you during that time to discuss issues of mutual interest to our two countries.
Please accept, your Excelency, my best wishes for your continued good health, progress and prosperity of the people of the Japan”.
ISSUED BY: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, DAR ES SALAAM.
27TH DECEMBER, 2012.