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JK for EAC summit in Bujumbura Nov 30

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    16th November 2011

    President Jakaya Kikwete

    President Jakaya Kikwete is expected to attend the 13th ordinary summit of the East Africa Community's (EAC) heads of state scheduled for November 30 in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.

    The meeting has been organised by the EAC and the summit will be after the 24th ordinary Council of Ministers' meeting to be held from November 21 to 26, the second meeting of the fifth session of the second East African Legislative Assembly from November 15 to 29, as well as the Lake Tanganyika Basin Development Conference on November 28 and 29, this year.

    According to a statement issued yesterday by the EAC secretariat, the summit will also be attended by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is also the current chairperson of the EAC Summit, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

    The summit's agenda will focus on the Council of Ministers' annual report for the period from November, last year, to November, this year; the Council of Ministers' report on the proposed attainment of a Single Customs Territory; a team of experts' report on fears, concerns and challenges on the Political Federation, and the Republic of Sudan's application to join the EAC.

    "A change of chairmanship of the summit is also expected to take place at the 13th ordinary summit meeting," the statement said.

    The East African Court of Justice will also present a report about its operations from 2001-2011.

    The heads of state will also launch the EAC Development Strategy (2011/12-2015/16).

    Several ministers and permanent secretaries from the partner states whose dockets relate in any way to regional integration issues, heads of EAC organs and institutions, EAC observer organisations, as well as officials from the EAC secretariat, are expected to attend the Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for November 21-26 in Bujumbura.

    The council will deliberate on a wide range of matters and adopt several policies and directives geared at enhancing and strengthening the regional integration and development processes.

    The first-ever Lake Tanganyika Basin development conference in the context of the EAC is taking place on November 28-29 in Bujumbura.

    With the theme 'Unlocking the Overflowing Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Basin,' the two-day event is meant to harness the potential for trade, investment and socio-economic development in the Lake Tanganyika Basin.

    The conference is expected to showcase investment opportunities in the Lake Tanganyika Basin for job creation and income generation and improved economic performance in the region.

    It will also strengthen regional integration through cross border and inter-regional business partnerships between the local business community and international businesspeople.