Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday for her crucial contribution in strengthening India-Tanzania ties.
“It is a matter of great pride for us to confer the honorary doctorate on Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan today from the JNU,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in his presentation at the event held at the JNU campus in the national capital. As an alumnus of this university, I take special pride in this.”
Jaishankar went on to say that Tanzanian President Hassan is a long-time friend of India.
“She has personally experienced the capabilities of Indian institutions. Though it is our first chance to welcome her as the president of Tanzania, we greet her as an old friend,” Jaishankar said.
He said, education and capacity building are important facets between ties between the two countries.
“By honouring her with an educational conferment, we not only recognize a long association with India but highlight this particular aspect of our relationship. Education and capacity building are important facets of our bilateral ties,” Jaishankar said.
The External Affairs Minister pointed out that over 5000 Tanzanian nationals have been trained in educational institutions in India.