EAC to explore business partnerships in new bloc member DR Congo

East African Community (EAC)


A high-ranking delegation from the East African Community (EAC) will visit its new bloc entrant, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), next week to explore business partnerships, the government said on Saturday. EAC in a press release.

The statement said the delegation to be led by EAC Secretary General Peter Mathuki will include heads of EAC organs and institutions and prominent regional business leaders.

The statement said the visit scheduled for September 6-9 aims to sensitize DRC government officials on existing EAC instruments, create business synergies, explore and establish business partnerships and immediate linkages for associations. professionals.

The four-day mission will begin with a two-day forum between representatives of the DRC government and the EAC Secretariat, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the Court of Justice of the Africa (EACJ) as well as the eight institutions of the bloc. , the statement said.

The statement added that the forum will provide a platform for Heads of EAC Organs and Institutions to enhance awareness and understanding of the various commitments in the integration pillars and governance instruments that are in place at the level of EAC, for DRC government officials.

“This forum will create a platform to enhance the understanding of DRC government officials on EAC integration instruments such as protocols, laws, policies and strategies,” Mathuki said.

The EAC Heads of State Summit admitted the DRC to the bloc on March 29, 2022, following a recommendation by the EAC Council of Ministers.

Other members of the EAC are Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Final article

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