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Secretary General Amb Liberat Mfumukeko receives letter of accreditation from  Norway Ambassador Ms.Elisabeth Jacobsen

Kingdom of Norway accredits envoy to EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 25th June, 2019: The Kingdom of Norway has today accredited its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Republic of Tanzania, Ms Elisabeth Jacobsen, to also serve as Ambassador to the East African Community.

H.E. Jacobsen, who was accredited at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, said that there was a growing interest and knowledge about the EAC, which she noted was setting the stage for closer cooperation. She said that Norway views the Community as an important partner especially in efforts aimed at ensuring peace and security in the region.

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Canadian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on Secretary General

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 25th April, 2019: Her Excellency Ms. Pamela O’Donnell, the High Commissioner of the Canadian High Commission in the United Republic of Tanzania, today paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Secretary General briefed the Canadian Envoy on the latest milestones recorded in all the four regional integration pillars and the two officials later discussed a wide range of issues geared towards deepening cooperation between Canada and the East African Community.

They also conferred on Canada’s support to regional integration initiatives; the Burundi peace process; and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko noted the urgent need to upscale the EAC-Canada relations as well as Canada’s support to the regional integration agenda.

On her part, Her Excellence Pamela O’Donnell reiterated the importance of the EAC in furthering regional integration efforts and re-affirmed her country’s commitment to support the noble cause.

Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Secretary General in charge of Planning and Infrastructure, Eng. Stephen Mlote and other EAC Officials.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Ireland hails Partner States' commitment to EAC integration

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 12th March, 2019: The Republic of Ireland has hailed the commitment of the six East African Community (EAC) Partner States to the EAC integration process.

Ireland’s Ambassador to Tanzania and the EAC, H.E. Paul Sherlock, further disclosed that his country would continue to promote trade and development cooperation between his country and the EAC.

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Brazil accredits Envoy to EAC bloc

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 21st February, 2019: The  Ambassador of the  Federative Republic of Brazil to the United Republic of Tanzania HE. Antonio A.M. Cesar today presented accreditation letter to the Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko to also serve as Ambassador to the East African Community.

Amb. Cesar informed the Secretary General that his government attaches great importance to regional economic groupings such as the EAC and congratulated the EAC Secretary General for the wonderful regional initiatives.

“Count on Brazil support because the goals of the Community are excellent for the prosperity of the people in the region”, asserted the Brazilian Envoy, adding that “regional integration initiatives take time but you need to continue so as to build a strong and powerful bloc”.

He hailed the EAC as one of the fastest growing RECs in the world and said Brazil and the Southern American Common Market (MERCOSUR) of which Brazil is a member had a lot to learn from the EAC.

While receiving the Brazilian Ambassador, the EAC Secretary General hailed the existing cordial relations between the EAC and Brazil. He welcomed the support from the Brazil Government geared towards enabling the Community to achieve its ambitious agenda.

The Secretary General briefed him  on the progress being registered by the Community so far that include implementation of Protocols on the Customs Union, Common Market,  East African Monetary Union and Political Federation.

Amb. Mfumukeko further disclosed that the EAC Partner States had started  drafting  Constitution for EAC Confederation which is the model for a Political Federation that had been adopted by the Heads of State Summit.

He informed the Brazilian Ambassador that the EAC has  close working relationships with other RECs in Africa which are all geared towards promoting the African Union's vision of an African Economic Community.

Present at the accreditation occasion were the EAC Deputies Secretary General in charge of Planning and Infrastructure, Eng. Steven Mlote and  Hon. Christophe Bazivamo of the Productive and Social Sector.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Egypt and Iran accredit Envoys to EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 25th January, 2019: The Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, received credential from the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt  to the United Republic of Tanzania H.E  Mohamed Gaber Abulwafa, who is also assigned as the Permanent  representative of Egypt to East African Community.

Welcoming the Egyptian Ambassador, the Secretary General briefed him on the current achievements in the pillars of the regional integration and development process. He  described Egypt as an important trading partner for the EAC and praised its outstanding role in promoting negotiations for the Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA) between the EAC, COMESA and SADC.

Amb. Mfumukeko and the Egypt envoy discussed several issues including the status of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and also explored areas of collaboration in trade and investment.

On his part, H.E Abulwafa said his country was eager to boost trade and technical cooperation with the EAC Partner States. He informed the Secretary General that Egypt has committed to improve areas of cooperation with the East African Community.

The EAC Secretary General also received the credentials from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H E Mousa Farhang who also serve as representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the East African Community.

The Iranian envoy expressed delight at the accreditation commenting that Iran has very good relations with the EAC member states.

“In spite of the good relations between the  Islamic Republic of Iran and the EAC Partner States, I believe a lot of the potential has not yet explored noting that untapped opportunities abound in trade and investment’’, remarked H .E Farhang

Amb Mfumukeko on his part, informed the Iranian Envoy that EAC is open to investment  in areas of  infrastructure, especially in roads, railways, ports and energy as well as  technical and financial support from the  Islamic Republic of Iran.

Also present at the accreditation ceremonies was EAC Deputy Secretary General  in charge of Political Federation, Mr. Charles Njoroge and  officials at the EAC Secretariat.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001:2008 Certified


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