Hanoi (VNA) – A high-ranking delegation of the Ministry of National Defence led by Deputy Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Tran Don visited Tanzania from October 21-24.

During his stay in Tanzania, Don met with Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service Hussein Mwinyi, and had a working session with the Tanzanian Investment Centre (TIC).

The Deputy Minister thanked the Tanzanian Government, the Ministry of Defence and National Service, and the TIC for their support in promoting cooperation between Vietnam and Tanzania and their defence ties in particular, including in the telecommunications sector.

The Tanzanian side promised to urge the Tanzanian Government to accelerate negotiations for the signing of the agreement on investment and double taxation avoidance, and create the best possible conditions for Halotel, a member of Vietnam’s military telecom group Viettel, to operate in Tanzania.

The Tanzanian minister suggested Vietnam and Tanzania cooperate in delegation exchange, training and defence industry.

Visiting Halotel, Don hailed efforts made by the company to become a trustworthy mobile network in Tanzania.

Halotel is the fourth largest mobile network in Tanzania with 6 million subscribers after two years in the country, 14.2 percent of the market share.

Within the framework of the visit, the delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania and Halotel’s branch in Zanzibar. On October 24, they left Tanzania for a trip to South Africa.-VNA