President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday started a series of meetings that will take a week at the UN General Assembly and other bilateral sessions here in New York.
President Jakaya Kikwete
The president, who arrived in New York from Washington DC at the weekend together with First Lady Salma Kikwete, will attend various meetings including those involving security.
On Tuesday, the president will attend the opening plenary of the 2014 Climate Summit for Heads of State and Government. Tomorrow, he will address the UN General Assembly.
The First Lady, on her part, will also attend a meeting for all the First Ladies focusing on maternal and new born health with special emphasis on adolescent girls. Meanwhile, Tanzanians living in New York were among the 300,000 people who took part in the international day of action on climate change in the city here throughout Sunday.
The demonstration, which started on 86 Central Park West, down to 59 Central Park South, to the Avenue of America exceeded organizers’ hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.
One of the Tanzanians in the procession, Mr Abdul Salim, said their participation was part of their contribution to the global cause to address climate change across different countries.