President Museveni arrives in Arusha for EAC Heads of State Summit

Saturday, February 2, 2019

President Yioweri Museveni is in the Northern Tanzania City of Arusha, for the 20th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State.

The regional body brings together Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The 2-day Summit is taking place at the Arusha Conference Center and is expected to review the progress report on the verification exercise on the admission of Somalia to the EAC and the implementation status of the protocols on the establishment of the EAC Customs Union and of the common market, among others.

The Summit is running under the theme ‘Enhancing the Economic, Social and Political Integration of the East African Community.’

President Museveni, who arrived in Arusha this morning, is expected to deliver a statement in his capacity as outgoing Chairperson of the regional body. 

Mr. Museveni was received at Kilimanjaro International Airport by Tanzanian Foreign Minister, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Uganda’s 2nd Deputy Premier, Al Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja, Foreign Affairs, Minister Hon. Sam Kuteesa and Uganda’s High Commission to Tanzania, Ambassador Richard Kabonero,  among others.