Somali president travels to Tanzania to hunt assist for EAC membership

Mogadishu – A delegation led by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will journey to Arusha, Tanzania on Thursday to hunt assist for Somalia to achieve membership within the East African Community (EAC).

The twenty second Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State is scheduled for 21 and 22 July 2022 on the Arusha International Conference Center in Arusha.

President Mohamud is anticipated to fulfill along with his fellow African leaders attending the summit to ask for assist for Somalia’s bid to be part of the intergovernmental bloc.

If Somalia joined the East African Community (EAC), its residents would acquire extra entry to the EAC market and find a way to promote items to member nations tax-free. Somalia would even have visa-free entry into EAC nations and be eligible for the East African passport.

EAC was first established in 1967, however was disbanded a decade later. It was re-established in 2000 and now consists of seven nations within the Great Lakes area of Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

The whole annual economic system of the EAC is estimated at greater than 300 billion US {dollars}, with the full quantity of individuals dwelling in these nations estimated at 312 million, sharing and touring on one passport.

The authorities of Somalia submitted the request to be part of this EAC in 2016, however the EAC mentioned it might ship a delegation to Somalia to guage Somalia’s stage of preparedness. However, the EAC has not but traveled to Mogadishu for its evaluation.

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