The Tripartite Summit of the Heads of State and Government of COMESA, EAC and SADC agreed in 2008 in Uganda to establish a Grand Free Trade Area among the Member/Partner States of the tree Regional Economic Communities (RECs). This would culminate in a merger of the three RECs into a single REC aimed at attaining the African Economic Community.
The Tripartite Sectoral Ministerial Committee of Senior Officials on Legal Affairs, Trade, Finance, Customs, Economic Matters And Home/Internal Affairs being a higher level negotiation structure within Tripartite comprising of Permanent/Principal Secretaries from the 26 member states met consider a number of reports on 25th -27th May, 2015 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Public Communications - Mr. Sammy K. Wekesa / Njuki
Date : 13.5.2015
The 32nd Extra-ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers for East Africa Community (EAC) was held this week, 2015 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to explore ways in which the community can assist Republic of Burundi during the upcoming general elections. The meeting was urgently constituted due to the current prevailing political and security conditions in Burundi that have deteriorated since the last Council meeting in April, 2015. The Council sought to consider the Report of the Joint Ministerial mission of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs from East Africa who had gone to assess the situation in Burundi as well as the Report of eminent persons on the series of quiet diplomatic sessions and dialogues undertaken.
Public Communications office - Sammy K. Wekesa
PSs signing the report during the 31st meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers held in Arusha on 27th - 30th April 2015. They are as follows from left to right:
1) Mr. Lawrence Mujuni, Acting PS, Uganda
2) Mr. innocent Safari, PS, Rwanda
3) Mr. John Konchellah, PS, Kenya
4) Mr. Amantius Msole, Deputy PS, Tanzania
5) Amb. Jean Rigi, PS, Burundi