Tanzania is committed to strengthening cooperation with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in implementing the blue economy strategies aimed at strengthening the fishing industry, especially deep sea fishing.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Hon. William Ole Nasha made the remarks while attending the 20th Annual Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministries held on December 17, 2020.
He said Tanzania will improve the fishing industry by strengthening seaweed farming, cruise tourism, marine sports, exploration of oil and gas resources in the marine area, construction of special fishing ports, oil and gas and other important issues. to strengthen the economy and the well-being of the people.
Ms. Alas Nasha has used the conference to invite those interested in investing in the country to come in large numbers to use the available resources together and for the benefit of both parties.
He said the Government of Tanzania is committed to using the resources available in the Indian Ocean and creating an enabling environment for investment to attract and strengthen cooperation between the Government and the private sector.
The 20th meeting of the IORA Community Cabinet has discussed development issues in the Indian Ocean region including the implementation of the IORA Community Action Plan for 2017 – 2021. Preparation of the new IORA work plan for 2022 – 2026; participation and involvement of negotiating partners in Community projects and programs; issues of Indian Ocean protection and security, anti-crime, piracy and human trafficking strategy in the maritime region.
The Cabinet meeting was preceded by the 22nd Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Secretaries / Senior Officials of the IORA Community held on 15 – 17 December, 2020.