Permanent Secretary of Prime Minister’s office of Tanzania visits GECF
On 17 December, a high-level governmental delegation from Tanzania, including Prof. Faustine Kamuzora, Secretary of the Prime Minister’s office, visited the GECF’s Headquarters in Doha. The visit happened on the sidelines of the Doha Forum, in which both parties participated.
The delegation and GECF Secretary General Dr. Sentyurin discussed areas of mutual interest, based on the great potential of Tanzania as a producer and exporter of natural gas. This capacity also became apparent in previously conducted studies by the GECF on the abilities of states to produce and export the environmentally friendly resource.
Tanzania has 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of proven but largely undeveloped natural gas reserves, which it is planning to further explore, and is currently in the process of gathering more knowledge and exploring the right technologies, investors and business partners.
Dr. Sentyurin informed the delegation of the Forum’s achievements, composition and major milestones that were achieved over the 10 years of the GECF’s existence. Further areas of discussion included energy markets, especially African markets, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN General assembly – and more specifically the access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SDG7).
The meeting shows a willingness of both parties to collaborate based on inherent common interest and has paved the way for further discussion.