President Klaus Iohannis, accompanied by his wife Carmen, attended the farewell ceremony held at State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, marking the conclusion of his official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania. In addition to the official ceremony, Klaus and Carmen Iohannis experienced a unique surprise at the farewell party.
Two video recordings published by spotmedia show a group of locals shouting various wishes around portraits of the couple. Later, the locals jump into the water with the portraits of Klaus and Carmen Iohannis, shouting “Hakuna matata!”—an expression meaning “No worries, everything is fine.”
Iohannis arrived in Tanzania on Friday, where he had one-on-one talks with his counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan. On Saturday, the head of state was received by Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi. President Klaus Iohannis begins his visit to the Republic of Cape Verde on Monday, the penultimate stage of his African tour, preceded by visits to Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.
The President’s visits to Africa will conclude in Senegal, according to news.ro. Klaus Iohannis started his African tour on November 14 with a state visit to Kenya, where he was welcomed by his Kenyan counterpart, William Ruto. Subsequently, he participated in a meeting at the UN Office in Nairobi with the Executive Director of UNEP – United Nations Environment Program.
On Wednesday, November 15, the head of state met with the Minister for Nature Protection of Kenya, Alfred Nganga Mutua, and the Director-General of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Erustus Kanga, during a visit to Nairobi National Park. On Thursday, he visited Uthiru Girls High School. The head of state will conclude his visits to Africa on November 23.
The final leg of this tour is in the Republic of Senegal, where President Klaus Iohannis will have political consultations with his counterpart Macky Sall. The official program of the visit includes, among other things, the participation of the two heads of state in the inauguration of the United Nations House in Senegal, which will host the 34 UN agencies present in the country. President Iohannis will also have a meeting with former Senegalese students in Romania.