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EA passports to obtain international recognition

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Nov 25, 2011.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Holders of the East African passports have received good news after it emerged that plans are underway to upgrade them from regional to international status.

    Starting 2012, the passports will be printed on a wider scale and will operate within the whole region, alongside the national passports but the internationalisation of the same could be before end of next year, the EA Parliament heard yesterday.

    Addressing the EA Legislative Assembly plenary session in Burundi capital Bujumbura, the chairman of the EA Council of Ministers, also Burundian EA Affairs Minister, Ms Hasfa Mosi, did not offer a definite month when the passports would start operating beyond the region.

    “The task force made the case studies from Belgium and Italy and found no legal requirements to internationalise the EA passports,” she said.
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    uporoto01 JF-Expert Member

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    Very good news,this is what the EAC should concentrate on to unify its people instead of the single currency or federation(one government).