President Kenyatta in Arusha for 17th EAC Summit
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday morning traveled to Arusha, Tanzania, for the 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit.
Top of the summit agenda is the consideration of EAC Council of Ministers reports on the negotiations on the admission of South Sudan and Somalia into the Community and Sustainable Financing Mechanisms for the EAC.
The leaders are also expected to consider banning importation of used motor vehicles, clothes and shoes, to promote motor vehicle assembly and the textile and leather industries in the region.
The leaders will also launch the new International East African e-Passport during the summit.
The EAC Summit was preceded by the East African Business Leaders’ Summit which took place on Tuesday.
This year’s Summit is private sector focused, giving businessmen the opportunity to engage with the Heads of State on key considerations and proposals to growing business in the region.
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