Tanzania to Play Bridgehead to Emerging African Market
It is my privilege, as honorary consul, to join the respected Tanzanians in celebrating the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar into the United Republic of Tanzania. I would like to offer my congratulations on this 36th Union Day and express my sincere wishes to the people and government of Tanzania.
Tanzania is one of the largest countries in southeast Africa, with a population reaching 29 million. Tanzania has a strong potential for economic development, possessing plentiful natural resources such as diamonds and gold, as well as unique sightseeing attractions located across the country.
Tanzania is better known to the rest of the world by Serengeti National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro and the island of Zanzibar. Serengeti National Park is the world's largest safari park where wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, Thompson gazelles and flamingos are well preserved. Mt. Kilimanjaro needs no further explanation owing to Hemingway's famous novel. Zanzibar is probably the most exotic island in the world, and is a place where honeymooners are always welcome.
Diplomatic ties between Tanzania and Korea were normalized in April 1992. Of special significance, President Benjamin William Mkapa paid a state visit to Korea at the end of 1998, which was the first official visit of the Tanzanian president. Although diplomatic normalization between the two countries was late compared to other countries, the friendly relationship has become stronger year after year. …