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29th Meeting the Sectoral  Council on Cooperation in Defence underway in Arusha 

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 23rd October, 2018: The 29th meeting of the Sectoral Council on Cooperation in Defence is currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania. The Sectoral Council on Cooperation in Defence has been convened pursuant to Article 10 of the EAC Protocol on Cooperation in Defence Affairs and in accordance with the EAC Calendar of Activities for the period July- December 2018.

The Meeting is considering several items pertinent to strengthening and widening the regional integration agenda in the Defence sector that include, among others, planning for the 11th EAC Armed Forces Field Training Exercise USHIRIKIANO IMARA 2018; issues to do with the EAC Command and Staff Colleges/Higher Military Training Institutions/Military Academies; Health Services of the EAC Partner States’ Armed Forces; Military Industrial Facilities availed for Shared Utilization; and EAC Counter Terrorism strategy.

The meeting is also considering the EAC Armed Forces’ Standing Operating Procedures; and the Draft Defence Sector Calendar of Activities for the Period January to June 2019.

The 29th meeting of the Sectoral Council on Cooperation in Defence is being conducted through the Session of the Defence Experts Working Group on Operations and Training from 22nd to 23rd October; Session of the Sectoral Committee on Cooperation in Defence on 24th October 2018; Session of the Consultative Committee on Cooperation in Defence on 25th October 2018; and session of the Sectoral Council on Cooperation in Defence on 26th October 2018.

The ongoing session is being attended by the Partner States’ Defence Experts Working Group on Operations and Training.

-ENDS-

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. 

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