India's Republic Day - President Ali Mohammed Shein has congratulated Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the president of India, on the nation's Republic Day. In his message, President Shein said he greatly appreciated the valued and long-standing ties between both countries and their people and looked forward to strengthening the cooperation between Zanzibar and India.
"On my own behalf, the people and the government of Zanzibar, I have great pleasure to convey our sincere greetings and congratulations to you and the people of India on the auspicious occasion of the 65th Republic Day of India," Shien said.
He said Zanzibar desired to expand cooperation between Zanzibar and India in economic, trade, cultural, technical sectors.
By Issa Yussuf
Tanzania Daily News/29/01/2014