EAC Secretary-General concludes working visit to USA
The Secretary-General of the East African Community, Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera, concluded a three-day visit to the State of Kansas, United States of America.
During the visit, the Secretary-General met and held talks with the Governor of the State of Kansas, Mr Sam Brownback, as well as the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Amb. Sezibera and his counterparts held discussions on how EAC can work together with Kansas State in areas of Trade and Investment, Agriculture, Education and Pharmaceutical industries.
Speaking during the meeting with the Governor, Amb. Sezibera described the progress registered in various regional infrastructure projects, noting that while these projects were negotiated at regional level, implementation was often done by the Partner States.
The EAC Secretary-General informed the Governor that the EAC is open to more structured discussions with the State of Kansas on improving business environment in the region, adding that a bilateral investment agreement framework between both parties was welcome.
In his remarks, Governor Brownback commended the Secretary-General for his leadership and commitment in the East African integration. He said the State of Kansas was elated with the developments within the EAC and would continue keeping tabs on progress of the integration.
Meanwhile, Amb. Sezibera also met the team from Kansas Department of Agriculture and held discussions with the department on various issues including how the EAC Partner States and the State of Kansas can work together towards the introduction of a Smart Agriculture Programme in East Africa.