Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Hon. Ambassador Brigadier General Wilbert Ibuge has met with Tanzanian MPs in the East African Parliament and urged them to put Tanzania’s interests first in carrying out their responsibilities.
Ms. Ibuge made the remarks in Dodoma when he met with the MPs and stressed that Tanzania’s interests must be their priority in fulfilling their responsibilities in order to achieve Tanzania’s full participation in the integration of the East African Community.
“Continue to hold the position of putting the interests of Tanzania first, and continue to do the right thing in all other matters affecting the interests of our country,” said Ambassador Ibuge, adding that their position as East African MPs stems from the presence of their state which is the Republic. of the Union of Tanzania in the Integration.
Ambassador Ibuge also urged the MPs to liaise regularly with the Government to obtain the views, advice and position of the Government in discussing and approving various issues within the parliament.
Ambassador Ibuge urged the MPs to refrain from conflicts within Parliament and the Community as doing so would enable Tanzania to balance itself in the fields of politics and diplomacy and commended them for their performance and especially for their handling of the Private Customs Management Amendment Bill. of East Africa.
Speaking at the session, the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Adam Kimbisa thanked the Ministry for meeting with them to give them guidance on how to deal with various issues going on within Parliament and the Community as a whole.
Ms. Kimbisa assured the Secretary-General that the MPs will continue to ensure that Tanzania’s interests are taken into account in all stages of integration through their participation in the East African Parliament