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Prince Charles, Jakaya Kikwete meet

2011-11-07 19:49

Dar Es Salaam - Britain's Prince Charles on Monday toured Tanzania on the second day of a visit to the east African nation, including holding talks with President Jakaya Kikwete.

The prince, accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, attended a colourful reception crowded with hundreds of school children and civil servants waving Tanzanian and British flags.

He was received with a military guard of honour in Dar es Salaam and met with Tanzanian soldiers who had served as peacekeepers in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region.

"President Kikwete thanked Prince Charles and his wife for accepting the invitation to visit," Tanzania's State House said in a statement. "This reflects good traditional ties between our two countries."

The couple will also visit Arusha, in the north of the country, and semi-autonomous Zanzibar, according to the British High Commission.

The prince's last official visit to Tanzania was in 1984. His wife has never been there before.