The visit strengthens India’s bilateral engagements with Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday called on Kenya’s Prime Cabinet Secretary and Minister for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Musalia Mudavadi in Nairobi.
Writing on X, Muraleedharan said, “Happy to call-on Prime Cabinet Secretary and Minister for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Musalia Mudavadi in Nairobi. His guidance and expertise greatly contribute to further enhancing the bilateral cooperation between India and Kenya.”
The visiting MoS for External Affairs earlier in the day inaugurated an exhibition to commemorate the role of Indian soldiers in East Africa during the World War-I at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi and released a book titled ‘The Indian Army in East Africa: 1914-18.’
MoS Muraleedharan also engaged with Indian community members during his visit to Kenya.
Earlier, during his official visit to Tanzania on November 20-21, Muraleedharan called on President of Zanzibar Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi and conveyed his appreciation to the President for his continued support in strengthening bilateral relations and for his invaluable patronage towards IIT Madras Zanzibar campus.
President Dr. Mwinyi appreciated the development partnership with India highlighting water projects in Zanzibar and establishment of the 1st offshore campus of IITs in Zanzibar. He expressed his commitment to further strengthening cooperation with India including in the areas of trade and investment.
MoS Muraleedharan visited IIT Madras Zanzibar campus with Minister of Education & Vocational Training of Zanzibar Lela Muhamed Mussa and interacted with students and faculty.
He also visited the site allocated by the Government of Zanzibar for the upcoming permanent campus of IIT Madras Zanzibar.

During a meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Amb Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, MoS Muraleedharan discussed various areas of bilateral interest including development partnership, trade, and investment.
Deputy Minister Mbarouk thanked India for the successful state visit of President Samia Suluhu Hassan to India in October 2023 and elevation of bilateral relationship to the level of the strategic partners.

MoS Muraleedharan and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk inaugurated India-Tanzania Business Round Table in Dar es Salaam.
The MoS of External Affairs highlighted the limitless opportunities and conducive investment climate in India. 

He appreciated the expanding trade and investment relations between the two countries. A 30-member CII delegation and a large delegation of Tanzanian business persons attended the event.

At the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam, MoS Muraleedharan paid his respects to Swami Vivekananda. 

He interacted with Tanzanian alumni of Indian Institutes and students of the Cultural Centre.

He joined Sikh community in offering prayers at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha in  Dar es Salaam and visited the Commonwealth War Memorial and paid tributes to Indian soldiers, who sacrificed their lives during World War I.

MoS Muraleedharan addressed the Indian community in an event organized at the High Commission.
He appreciated their contribution to building strong ties between India and Tanzania, their contribution to nation building in Tanzania and encouraged them to play a greater role in India’s growth story.

The visit reinforced the strong relationship between India and Tanzania while giving a fresh impetus to joint endeavours and commitments towards building a successful India-Tanzania strategic partnership.