LORD Walney has arrived in Tanzania following his appointment as the UK's trade envoy to the country.

The peer, who formerly served as Barrow's MP, is making a week-long visit to the African county for an inaugural business forum.

The forum is bring together 'business and government from both countries to work together on increasing trade, investment & mutual prosperity'.

On Monday he met with representatives in Tanzania to discuss the 'trade and investment relationship' between the UK and Tanzania and preview the business forum.