In Memoriam of former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Benjamin William Mkapa.

In Memoriam of former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Benjamin William Mkapa.

Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam expresses our sincerest condolences for the loss of a great Statesman, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Benjamin William Mkapa.

He was a great friend of Finland and had close connections with our Former Presidents Martti Ahtisaari and Tarja Halonen. He also met in November 2019 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Mr. Pekka Haavisto in the framework of the Nordic and African Foreign Ministers Meeting.

Uongozi Institute published President Mkapa’s memoirs in which he writes about his personal life and his role as a President of the United Republic. Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Mr. Pekka Haavisto and Ambassador Riitta Swan had the honor to meet President Mkapa during the launch of his Memoirs last year.

Our thoughts are today with the family of President Mkapa and the people of Tanzania.

Launching of President Mkapa's memoirs.
Launching of president Mkapa's memoirs last year.