Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, the new ambassador of Tanzania to the UK and Ireland, paid a visit to President Higgins on 11 April, with a promise to work on the relationship between the Irish and the East African country’s governments. They also discussed areas of potential cooperation, given Tanzania’s ongoing plan of industrial development. Government policy in Tanzania encourages industrialisation in the country while protecting indigenous business.

Edna Hogan (L) with the Tanzanian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Dr. Asha Rose Migiro

Dr. Migiro inspected a guard of honour from the Irish Navy alongside President Higgins.  Prior to presenting her credentials at Phoenix Park, the ambassador met with members of Tanzania’s growing diaspora in Ireland, in Dublin’s city centre. At the mid-morning event, organised by Edna Lyatuu-Hogan at the Westbury just off Grafton Street, Dr. Migiro talked about the need for Tanzanians living overseas to show unity and love to each other.

Edna Lyatuu-Hogan is the acting chairperson of the Tanzanian Society in Ireland.