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Uganda committed to EAC operations – Minister Mulimba

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The Minister of State for Regional Affairs, John Mulimba, has reiterated Uganda’s commitment and determination to the operations of the East African Community (EAC).

“I am confident that the reconvening of Council meetings will renew the momentum and commitments for the implementation of CAO directives in a robust and timely manner,” he said. Minister saying.

He delivered these statements at the 14th Sectoral Foreign Policy Coordination Council of the EAC which It started on April 21, 2024 and ended on April 30, 2024 a meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers at the Four Points by Sheraton in Dar-es-Salaam.

The program of the session was the joint meeting of the XII Sector Councils on cooperation in Defense Affairs, Interstate Security and Foreign Policy Coordination.

Mulimba led the Ugandan delegation at the 14th EAC Sectoral Foreign Policy Coordination Council including Oboth Oboth, Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, John Mulimba, Minister of State for Regional Affairs, General David Muhoozi, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Lieutenant General Joseph Musanyufu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Amb. Richard Kabonero (representing the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Amb. Ann Katusiime, Consul General of Uganda in Arusha, and senior officials.

The Ministers reviewed the progress of the implementation of the Council’s previous decisions and directives, the status of ratification of the Protocol on Foreign Policy Coordination, Immunity and Privileges, and consideration of the development of the EAC Diaspora Policy, as well as the EAC Regional Framework on the Return and Reintegration of Stranded Migrants originating from the countries of the CAO, among others.

He Minister encouraged Partner States to remain committed to the schedule of activities of the Sectoral Council meetings. The EAC Sectoral Foreign Policy Coordination Council was held for the last time in 2015.