President Museveni in Dar for EAC Summit

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Saturday 20th May 2017
President Museveni has this morning arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the 18th Ordinary Summit of EAC Heads of State.

He was received at Julius Nyerere International Airport by Prof Sospester Muhongo, the Tanzania Minister for Energy. 

Also present were First Deputy Prime Minister and EAC Affairs Minister Kirunda Kivejinja, Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, EALA Speaker Dan Kidega and outgoing Ambassador Dorothy Hyuha.

The summit is expected to discuss the European Union-EAC Partnership Agreement, sustainable mechanism for financing the Community and review the progress reports on the EAC political federation and admission of Somalia to the Community.

Other issues to be discussed by the heads of state are; a report on modalities of promoting a motor vehicle assembly plant in the region and review on phasing out importation of used textiles and footwear. 

There will be signing of instruments of appointment of a deputy Secretary General from Tanzania and EACJ judge from South Sudan.

President Museveni is also expected to assume the chair of the Community from President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.


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