Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar at Diplomat Club Wassenaar – Kasteel De Wittenburg

On Wednesday April 25th 2018, Her Excellency Mrs. Irene Kasyanju, the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Kingdom of The Netherlands, welcomed her guests to the celebration of the 54th Anniversary of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The occasion took place at Diplomat Club Wassenaar – Kasteel De Wittenburg in the presence of her spouse Mr. Emmanuel E. Kasyanju, and their daughter Pamela.

Greeted by the rhythmic beat of African drums, guests were immediately transported to colourful Tanzania, an impression further strengthened by the vibrant images displayed on screen, the colourful national attire and the enticing aromas of the delicious local food offered.

Stressed in her speech was the importance of the event: “the unification of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, forming the first ever political union between two sovereign states in the African Continent in the post-colonial era, 54 years ago.”
Her Excellency shared how the enduring peace and tranquillity in the country had contributed to stability in the region, adding: “all this could not be achieved in isolation but by forging and strengthening unity and friendly ties between the people of Tanganyika and Zanzibar”.

Madam Ambassador highlighted the excellent bilateral relations existing between Tanzania and The Netherlands, which can be traced back to the early years of independent Tanganyika.
The economy is growing and Tanzania is focussing on substantial poverty reduction, the creation of quality jobs and increasing productivity, Her Excellency appealed to investors to help them pursue their mission.

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Ambassador Kasyanju, highly appreciated honorary member of Diplomat Club Wassenaar whom we had the honour to welcome in November 2015, concluded by inviting the assembly to toast the continued cooperation between Tanzania and The Netherlands, the friendship between their people and the good health of all.

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