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Masagos visits Kenya, Tanzania to boost cooperation

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli visits Kenya and Tanzania to boost bilateral relations and cooperation.

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli is currently visiting Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

He visited Kenya prior to arriving in Tanzania.

Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said his visit is part of Singapore's efforts to engage the two largest economies within the East African Community where Singapore's economic interests have been growing.

In Kenya, Mr Masagos met the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed and Cabinet Secretary for Industrialisation and Enterprise Development Adan Mohamed.

Both sides exchanged views on ways to strengthen relations and increase cooperation between Singapore and Kenya, particularly in areas such as air connectivity, tourism, businesses as well as people-to-people linkages.

In Tanzania , Mr Masagos called on Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and met several political leaders.

Mr Masagos reaffirmed the warm relations between Tanzania and Singapore and welcomed the expanding economic ties between both countries, in particular the US$1.28 billion investment by Temasek subsidiary, Pavilion Energy, in Tanzania's gas sector.  

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