President Hassan Sheikh arrives in Arusha for EAC Summit

Published: July 21, 2022

President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrives in Arusha-Tanzania where he will join the Heads of States of the Eastern African Community Countries for the High-level Retreat on Common Market and 22nd Ordinary Summit to reaffirm Somalia’s membership bid to the EAC bloc.

It is the 6th trip of the president abroad while the cabinet has not yet been appointed

The President’s delegation was warmly welcomed by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment of the country Mrs. Ashuta Kijaju and the Somali diplomats in the country.

The 22nd EAC Ordinary Summit

The Summit, whose theme is ‘EAC: Deepening Integration, Widening Cooperation’, will be preceded by a high-level retreat on the EAC Common Market where the East African leaders will take stock of the progress of implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol.

In 2016, Somalia applied to join the EAC block, in order to facilitate the travels of Somali people, the marketing of their products and the development of the country’s economy. Somalia has renewed its interest in joining the East African Community (EAC).

The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of seven countries in East Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Tanzania, Republics of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.

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