Samia Suluhu Hassan

United States (US) Vice-President, Kamala Harris, has congratulated Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, the first woman to hold that office.

She said the United States is ready to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Sen. Kamala Harris walks through the Senate Reception Room to the Senate chamber for the start of the Senate impeachment trial proceedings on Jan. 27, 2020. Bill Clark—CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images
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Harris, the first woman and first person of colour to serve as US vice-president, took to Twitter to shower praise and support for Hassan.

“Sending best wishes to @SuluhuSamia following her swearing in as Tanzania’s new President – the first woman to hold the office. The United States stands ready to work with you to strengthen relations between our countries,” she wrote.

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