EAC summit set for Feb 1

The EAC member states will meet next week after the first one was postponed.

Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) partner states are set to meet in Arusha, Tanzania, next week on February 1, after the same meeting was postponed last December.

The previous meeting had been postponed after the Government of Burundi failed to send a delegation.

The new date was confirmed Monday by Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State in charge of the East African Community.  

“Yes, it [the EAC Summit] is confirmed for February 1st. It’s the meeting of 30th November [2018] that was postponed. The agenda remains the same,” Nduhungirehe told The New Times.

The summit, as earlier communicated by the Arusha-based EAC Secretariat, was due to discuss the status of ratification of various protocols; resolution of longstanding non-tariff barriers and the progress report on the adoption of a political confederation as a transitional model to the envisaged East African political federation.

It was also set to review progress report by the Council of Ministers on the directive by the Summit to have two deputy secretaries general of EAC recruited competitively on a rotational basis among the Partner States. 


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