The 18th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit
The 18th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit has been set for the 20th May, 2017, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Top on the agenda is the consideration of EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Sustainable Financing Mechanism for the Community. The summit will also discuss:
  • The appointment of a Judge from South Sudan to the First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice.
  • Progress report on the verification exercise for the admission of the Republic of Somalia into the EAC
  • Report on the modalities for promotion of motor vehicle assembly in the region and to reduce the importation of used motor vehicles from outside the Community,
  • Report on the review on the textile and leather sector with a view to phasing out importation of used textiles and footwear.
  • The Summit will consider assenting to Bills passed by the East African Legislative Assembly and will also present awards to the winners of the EAC Students Essay, 2016.
  • The Summit will also declare the transformation of the EAC into a Common Higher Education Area.

For more information kindly click on the link http://www.eac.int/news-and-media/press-releases/20170516/18th-eac-heads-state-set-20th-may-2017-dar

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