During extensive talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, both the countries also decided to establish a joint working group to strengthen cooperation in counter terrorism.

The MoUs signed included a loan agreement between Exim Bank and Tanzanian government on a line of credit for USD 268.35 million for extension of a pipeline project and cooperation in the field of hydrology, tourism and agriculture.

"Terrorism in our respective regions is a concern for both countries. We have agreed to establish a joint working group to strengthen our cooperation in counter terrorism," Modi said during a joint media interaction with Kikwete. In the talks, PM Modi was assisted by a high-level delegation which included External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The Prime Minister added he has conveyed to Kikwete that India will soon extend e-tourist visa scheme to Tanzanian tourists. The Tanzania President thanked India for its continued assistance to his country and said both the nations have decided to take the relationship to the next level.

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