Antony Blinken discusses COVID-19 and human rights with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday spoke with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan today, and both discussed the importance of the ongoing international partnership to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and how the United States can support Tanzania in fighting the pandemic.  

Secretary Blinken and President Hassan addressed regional security issues, including Tanzania’s positive role as a peacekeeping contributor and areas for potential future cooperation.  

“Secretary Blinken and President Hassan also spoke about the importance of political rights and civil liberties, as well as our shared efforts to ensure a democratic, peaceful, free, and prosperous future for all Tanzanians,” U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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