United Republic of Tanzania
Brazil and Tanzania established diplomatic relations in 1970. The Embassy of Brazil in Dar es Salaam was opened in 1979; closed for some years, it was reopened in 2005. Tanzania established its Embassy in Brasília in 2007. Both countries have cooperation projects in areas such as livestock, horticulture, and fight against HIV/AIDS.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the first Brazilian Chief of State to visit Tanzania, in 2010. On the occasion, a partnership in the area of fight against deforestation was established. In retribution, within less than two years, Foreign Minister Bernard Membe (2010), Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda (2011), and President Jakaya Kikwete, in the context of the Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (2012), visited Brazil.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1970 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
1979 – The Embassy of Brazil in Dar es Salaam is opened
2007 – The Embassy of Tanzania in Brasília is opened
2010 – President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits Tanzania
2010 – Foreign Minister Bernard Membe visits Brazil
2012 – President Jakaya Kikwete visits Brazil, on the occasion of the Meeting of the Open Government Partnership