EAC Sec Gen briefs Ger­many en­voy on Bu­rundi, S.Su­dan sit­u­a­tion

The African - - NEWS - BY HAR­RIET MANDARI

The Am­bas­sador of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many to the United Repub­lic of Tan­za­nia, and also ac­cred­ited to the EAC bloc, Egon Kochanke, last week paid a courtesy call to Lib­erat Mfu­mukeko, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the East African Com­mu­nity. The two dis­cussed a wide range of is­sues geared to­wards deep­en­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Ger­many and the East African Com­mu­nity.

On Bu­rundi peace process, the EAC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral , Lib­erat Mfu­mukeko briefed his guest that Bu­rundi has made sub­stan­tial progress in es­tab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing peace and sta­bil­ity.

He noted that at­tain­ment of peace and sta­bil­ity in Bu­rundi amounts to peace and sta­bil­ity in the en­tire re­gion adding that re­gional and in­ter­na­tional stake­hold­ers should ac­tively en­gage in the at­tain­ment of these ob­jec­tives.

The EAC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral also in­formed the Ger­many Am­bas­sador that South Su­dan has been given six month to com­plete the rat­i­fi­ca­tion process of the Ac­ces­sion Treaty signed on 15th April 2016, after which the coun­try will be a full mem­ber of the EAC.

Speak­ing dur­ing the dis­cus­sion,

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