Dec 9, 2017, 3:37 PM
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President Rouhani congratulates Tanzania Independence Day

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message on Saturday congratulated Tanzania Independence Day.

“Thanks to various cooperation grounds between Iran and Tanzania and also the common views on regional and international issues, I hope for further development of ties in line with both countries’ interests,” Rouhani said in his message to his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli released on Saturday.

He wished health and success for Tanzanian president as well as prosperity and progress for the Tanzanian people.

The event is always celebrated on 9 December. The day celebrates the end of British rule in Tanganyika in 1961.

The first European to visit Tanzania was Vasco da Gama in 1498. European colonialism in the region began on mainland Tanzania during late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa. Following World War I, the mainland came under British control and was ruled as Tanganyika, with Zanzibar remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction.

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