Former Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Sultanate of Oman, Abdullah Abbas Kilima, has just bid farewell to his hosts after completing his tenure there.
Ambassador Kilima has been serving as the Tanzanian envoy to Muskat since 2017.
On behalf of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, received Ambassador Kilima at his office to say goodbye.
The outgoing Tanzanian ambassador expressed his thanks to His Majesty the Sultan for the support extended to him from the leadership as well as the Government and the Omani and its people during his tour of duty.
Ambassador Kilima wished His Majesty the Sultan good health, happiness and a long life.
He also wished the Sultanate of Oman further development and growth under the wise leadership of His Majesty.
On his part, HH Sayyid Asa’ad expressed his appreciation to the ambassador for the efforts he exerted in cementing the relationships between Tanzania and Oman and used the occasion in wishing him continued success.
HH Sayyid Asa’as also took time to wish the people and government of Tanzania further progress and prosperity.
The meeting was attended by the Secretary-General and the advisor at the office of HH Sayyid Asa’ad.
As it happens, the Sultanate of Oman has one of the oldest historical relationships with communities in Tanzania, namely in Zanzibar.
Also, Oman is the only country outside Africa where Swahili is spoken as a first language, and its people have blood relations with the people of Tanzania