Our primary goal is to represent our country’s position and to promote our objectives within the United Nations bodies. In addition we are also charged with the implementation of Tanzania’s Foreign Policy.

Tanzania’s Foreign Policy manifests itself in active international engagement. Our foreign policy is based on the following principles:

  • Safeguarding the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Defence of freedom, justice, human rights, equality and democracy
  • Promotion of good neighborliness
  • Promotion of African Unity
  • Promotion of deeper economic cooperation with our development partners
  • Support for the practice of the policy of non-alignment and South-South Cooperation
  • Support for the UN in its search for international economic development, peace and security
  • Support for the struggles against colonialism, racism and neo-colonialism
  • Support for the oppressed people in the world
  • Promotion of the respect for the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states