Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation visits the Mechanism

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Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation visits the Mechanism

Today, a delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation for the United Republic of Tanzania, the Hon. Amb. Liberata Mulamula, visited the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) premises in Arusha. Minister Mulamula was joined by Amb. Caroline Kitana Chipeta, Director of the Legal Affairs Unit and other Ministry staff.

The Minister was welcomed by Mechanism Judge William H. Sekule (Tanzania), Registrar Abubacarr M. Tambadou and senior Mechanism staff. This was the first visit to the Mechanism by Minister Mulamula since her appointment in March 2021.

During this high-level meeting, Minister Mulamula was briefed on the progress of the Mechanism and its ongoing judicial work. Judge Sekule and Registrar Tambadou both expressed their gratitude for Tanzania’s continued support as Host State for the Arusha branch of the Mechanism.  A number of other topics of mutual interest were also discussed, including strengthening cooperation between the Mechanism and the Tanzanian government.

Minister Mulamula thanked Judge Sekule and Registrar Tambadou for their hospitality and reiterated the Tanzanian government’s support of the Mechanism and its mandate. Following the meeting, Minister Mulamula was given a tour of the courtroom, library and archives section and finished the visit by signing the visitor’s book.