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EAC boss in Brussel for dev’t meet
Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014
EAC boss in Brussel for dev’t meet
EAC boss Dr. Richard Sezibera talks to his hosts in Brussels
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By Vision Reporter

The Secretary General of the East African Community Dr. Richard Sezibera is in Brussels, Belgium to take part in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean’s 11th European Development Fund (EDF) regional programming taking place from 13-14 March 2014.


Sezibera, who is in Brussels at the invitation of the European Commission and European External Action Service, will join the other CEOs of RECs in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean Union region to finalize the Rules of Procedures, Memorandum of Understanding on the governance of the Regional Indicative Programme; and a list of actions to be financed under the cross-regional envelope.
 
The Secretary General and his colleagues will also report on the state of play of the programming of the sub-regional envelopes, on the strategic priorities as well as programming process of the infrastructure envelope, and on the way forward.
 
The presence of the CEOs of the RECS at this material time will go a long way to define the best possible support from the European Union to regional integration and cooperation in East and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.
 
Meanwhile the Secretary General met and held talks with the Rt. Hon. Sabine de Bethune, President of the Belgian Senate and the Rt. Hon. Andre Flahaut, Speaker of the Belgian Parliament.
 
Sezibera briefed his hosts on the latest development at the EAC and the key milestones being made. He informed the senior Legislators that the EAC has been building a Customs Union since 2005, implementing the Common Market since 2010, and had signed the Monetary Union Protocol in November 2013, and was now laying the foundations for a Political Federation of the Countries of East Africa.
 
He also briefed them on functions and roles of the East African Legislative Assembly and the East African Court of Justice in the regional integration process.
 
The Secretary General is set to meet H.E. Didier Reynders, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium on Wednesday 12 March 2014 in Brussels.
 

 

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