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(L-R) East African Community Secretary General, Hon (Dr) Peter  Mathuki makes his remarks as Hon. Liberata Mulamula, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania and Ambassador Manfredo Fanti, Head of the European Union Delegation to Tanzania and to the EAC look on

EAC Secretary General hails strong diplomatic and trade relations with European Union

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th May, 2022: The East African Community Secretary General, Hon (Dr) Peter  Mathuki, has hailed cordial relations between the European Union (EU) and EAC Partner States coupled with strong trade relations since 1975 under the Lomé Convention and the Cotonou Partnership Agreements. 

The Secretary General said that the EU for a number of years has been supported the EAC regional integration agenda through the National Indicative Programmes (NIPs), the Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) and implementation of several East Africa Road Network/Transport Corridors, Energy projects, migration programmes and frameworks for democratic governance among other programmes. 

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Democratic Republic of Congo inches closer to joining EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th February, 2022: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has inched closer to becoming a member of the East African Community (EAC) following a recommendation by the EAC Council of Ministers to the Summit of EAC Heads of State for the Central African country to be admitted into the bloc.

The Council’s recommendation to the Summit follows negotiations held between a team of experts from the EAC and the DRC from 15th to 24th January, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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DRC reaffirms Her willingness to join East African Community

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 17th January, 2022The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reaffirmed her willingness to join the East African Community. 

DRC’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen’Apala, said that DRC was looking forward to increased trade and investment, and strengthened relations with EAC, adding that her relations with EAC Partner States had largely been at a bilateral level. 

Hon. Pen’Apala said that DRC was keen on cooperating with the EAC for maximum exploitation of both natural and human resources in the region.  

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Ambassadors resolve to leverage on cultural diplomacy to promote EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 5th November, 2021: Ambassadors from EAC Partner States in Washington DC, USA, have committed to collaboratively cultivate cultural diplomacy to promote investment in the EAC bloc.

The resolution was made during a consultative virtual meeting with the EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, which discussed areas of collaboration in strengthening the regional integration agenda.

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The EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki (right), receives the letter of credence from the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania and EAC, H.E. Chen Mingjian, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

China commits to support EAC development projects to strengthen regional integration

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th October, 2021: The Peoples’ Republic of China has reaffirmed her commitment to supporting the East African Community (EAC) achieve regional integration by promoting its development projects. 

The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania and EAC, H.E. Chen Mingjian, made the commitment while presenting her letter of credence to the EAC Secretary General, Hon. Dr. Peter Mathuki, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania on Friday. 

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