At the meeting with the Tanzanian Defense Minister and the Tanzanian Investment Promotion Agency, General Don thanked the Tanzanian Government, Defense Ministry and Investment Promotion Agency for their support to bolster bilateral cooperation in general and in defense cooperation in particular, including telecommunications.

Viettel staff in Tanzania (Halotel) help customers with mobile services. Photo for illustration: 
On the basis of the traditional friendship, the Tanzanian side acknowledged the Vietnamese general's suggestions and proposals and committed to promoting the implementation of cooperation contents on negotiation and signing of investment agreements and avoidance of double taxation and to creating the most favorable conditions for Halotel to do business in the country.

The Tanzanian defense minister suggested cooperation fields with the Vietnamese sides, including delegation exchanges, training, and cooperation of defense industry sectors.

Visiting Halotel, General Don hailed the company's staff for overcoming difficulties and challenges to build the company into a prestigious telecoms service provider at competitive prices, and for winning the trust of the Tanzanian Government and people.

Halotel ranks fourth among the eight big telecom providers in the country. It has six million subscribers after just two years in operation. It is also the only telecoms service provider in the country to win three international awards at a recent prestigious telecoms award.

During the visit to Tanzania, the Vietnamese delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in the country and Halotel’s branch in Zanzibar.

On October 24, the delegation left Tanzania for South Africa.

Translated by Mai Huong