We are strengthening our cooperation in education and business with Tanzania
We are strengthening our cooperation in education and business with Tanzania – Katalin Novák emphasized on Tuesday at her press conference held with President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan in Dar es Salaam, where the two countries’ representatives signed the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme for the 2024-2026 period.
Katalin Novák said: thanks to the scholarship programme, 12 thousand students from all over the world currently study in Hungary. The signed agreement now opens up the opportunity for Hungary to provide scholarships to Tanzanian students over the next three years. President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan highlighted: under the agreement, Hungarian students will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to universities in Tanzania.
According to the summery by the President of Hungary, the discussion with the President of Tanzania focused on the Russian-Ukrainian war, migration and demographic issues. They also agreed to strengthen economic relations.
Katalin Novák highlighted that she is the first President of Hungary to visit Tanzania. She stressed that her goal is to understand the mentality and way of life of the people of Tanzania, and that our relations are based on mutual respect.
She also spoke of the Russian-Ukrainian war in Hungary’s neighbourhood, in the wake of which Hungary gave shelter to two million refugees. She added that there are Hungarians living in Ukraine, more specifically in Transcarpathia, and that Hungarians have also lost their lives in the war.
The President also said that they had the opportunity to discuss history with the Tanzanian President and that this meeting was also a chance to understand each other's challenges and learn from each other. "Both of us are ready and open to learn from each other's example", said Katalin Novák.
Speaking about education, she underlined: under this programme, foreign students studying in Hungary will later return to their homeland, and put their new knowledge to use. She also explained that there is still untapped potential in improving and intensifying economic relations between the two countries. The President added: she would like to organise a business forum in Hungary, in the context of a visit by President Samia Suluhu Hassan, to bring together stakeholders from the two countries’ business communities.
Katalin Novák then invited President Samia Suluhu Hassan to the Demographic Summit in Budapest in September.
Katalin Novák arrived in the United Republic of Tanzania on a working visit on Monday. On Wednesday, she will wreath the memorial plaque of naturalist Kálmán Kittenberger in Fumvuhu, and on Thursday, she will lay flowers of remembrance at the tomb of doctor László Sáska in Arusha.