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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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 EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki (second right) with Italy’s Ambassador to the EAC H.E. Marco Lombardi at the EAC Headquarters. Also in the photo are the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo (extreme left) and South Sudan’s EAC Affairs Under Secretary, Hon. Andrea Ariik Malueth (far right).

Italy's Ambassador to Tanzania and EAC presents credentials to EAC Secretary General

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 18th October, 2021: Italy´s Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and the East African Community, H.E. Marco Lombardi, today presented his credentials to the EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki.

Amb. Lombardi said that it was important for Italy to invest more in Africa, which has an ever-expanding market.

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Turkey´s High Commissioner to Tanzania, H.E Dr. Mehment Gulluoglu presents his credentials to EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki

Turkey's Ambassador to Tanzania presents credentials to EAC Secretary General

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 13th October, 2021: Turkey´s High Commissioner to Tanzania, H.E Dr. Mehment Gulluoglu, has been accredited as the country´s representative to the East African Community.

Dr. Gulluoglu presented his letter of credence to the EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

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India commits to supporting EAC in education and skills development

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 13th October,2021: The East African Community Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki on Tuesday received credentials from India’s High Commissioner to Tanzania and the EAC, His Excellency (H.E.) Binaya Pradhan, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Dr. Mathuki commended the Republic of India for being a strategic partner for EAC and called for more synergy to strengthen the bloc.

“Strong partnerships and collaboration in strategic areas of interest will serve as a catalyst for regional integration,” he said.

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Canada reaffirms commitment towards supporting regional climate change initiatives

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st September, 2021: The High Commissioner representing the Republic of Canada in the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency, Pamela O’Donnell held discussions with the EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday, 1st September 2021.

In her remarks, H.E O’Donnell noted that it was critical for the EAC to continue actively availing information materials to demystify anti-vaccination campaigns.

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Korean Ambassador to Tanzania affirms Korea's support to the EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st September, 2021: The Korean Ambassador to Tanzania, His Excellency Cho Tae-ick has affirmed the Republic of Korea’s commitment to supporting EAC regional integration initiatives during a meeting held with EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday, 1st September 2021.

During their discussions, Dr. Mathuki noted that the Republic of Korea is a strategic partner for the East African region and emphasized on the need to revitalize relations.

The Secretary General affirmed his commitment towards increasing uptake of Covid-19 vaccines, stating that all EAC Secretariat staff were currently being vaccinated. He also noted that the EAC Secretariat was taking measures towards mitigating the spread of the virus and has for the last week of August 2021 closed its offices for fumigation.

The two executives deliberated on priority areas of collaboration and partnership geared towards supporting the regional integration agenda.


Dr. Mathuki denoted the need to strengthen EAC’s efforts towards responding to Covid-19 and economic recovery, as well as e-commerce, digitalization, and capacity building.

“Peace is a critical component of sustainable development which enables a society to sustain a healthy business environment. Support towards this sector is critical, and there is need to identify underlying factors that will enable us to address direct and structural insecurity,” he said.

On his part, H.E Tae-ick congratulated Dr. Mathuki on his appointment and efforts in reviving relations among development partners since taking office.

The Ambassador also affirmed his Government’s commitment to supporting the African region. “The African region and Republic of Korea have a long-serving history. It is important that we establish areas of cooperation that are beneficial to East Africans,” he said.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Peter Owaka
Senior Public Relations Officer
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 768 552087
Email: sowaka [at] eachq.org

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

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EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki receives credentials from the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mary O'Neil at EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Irish Ambassador to Tanzania accredited to EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th July, 2021:  The Irish Ambassador to Tanzania, H..E. Mary O’Neil has been credited to the East African Community.  

Amb. O’Neil presented her credentials from the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.  

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EAC Secretary General Hon. Dr. Peter Mathuki (second right) in a group photo with UK High Commissioner to Tanzania and the EAC, H.E. David Concar, at the EAC offices. Also in the photo (from left) are the EAC Deputy Secretary General - Planning and Infrastructure, Eng. Steven Mlote, Ms. Anna-Maria Mbwette (British High Commission, Dar) and Mr. Tim Bushell (Department for International Development, Tanzania).

UK High Commissioner to Tanzania and EAC meets EAC Secretary General

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 06th July, 2021: The UK High Commissioner to Tanzania and the EAC, H.E. David Concar, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on EAC Secretary, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. 

H.E. Concar assured the Secretary General that it was his country’s policy that Sub-Saharan Africa should not be sidelined when it comes to accessing COVID-19 vaccines. 

He urged the EAC and Partner States to build back better after the pandemic by using the crisis to accelerate reforms and progress to ensure that the health sector and other systems were much better than they were before the onset of COVID. 

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