At the invitation of the CPAFFC, H.E. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, President of Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association and former Prime Minister of Tanzania, led a 9-member delegation to visit Beijing and Shanghai from May 6 to 11, and attend the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Local Government Cooperation, which was hosted by the CPAFFC.
During the visit, H.E. Mr. Wang Qishan, the Chinese Vice President, Mme. Li Xiaolin, the CPAFFC President, Dr. Justin Yifu Lin, Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University, Mr. Li Yiping, Vice Chairman of Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Conference, Mme. Jing Ying, Vice President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries met with the delegation respectively. Dialogue of China Global Television Network, Paper and Daily News of Tanzanian had exclusive interviews with Dr. Salim.
Dr. Salim has made historically important contributions to establishing and consolidating China-Tanzania and China-Africa friendship cooperation, and to the restoration of lawful seat of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations as well. He also forged profound friendship with older generation of the Chinese leaders. He is not only an old and good friend to the Chinese people, but also an iconic figure in China-Tanzania and China-Africa friendship.