SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Three leaders from member states of the East African
Community (EAC) on Friday joined their host Tanzanian
President John Magufuli for a summit in the northern
tourist city of Arusha.
President Magufuli was
joined by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Yoweri
Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his South
Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir were represented by
vice-president and foreign affairs minister,
The summit’s timetable released by the EAC
secretariat showed that among the agenda expected to
dominate the meeting included endorsing Kenya to contest
the membership of the Security Council of the United
Nations for a period of 2021-2022.
The timetable also showed that the summit will
receive a report on the process of Somalia to join the
bloc and implementation of the Customs Union protocol.
The summit of the heads of state of the six-member
EAC was postponed in November last year due to a lack of
Ugandan President Museveni, the chairman of the
summit, announced the postponement of the summit to Dec.
27 after the absence of the representatives from
The summit could not be held again in December last