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Museveni in Dar for summit on Burundi, S.Sudan

President Yoweri Museveni is in Dar-el-Salaam, Tanzania to attend the 17th Extra-ordinary Summit of the East African Community that is slated for 8th September 2016.

Ahead of the Summit, President Museveni was received and held a meeting with H.E John. P Magufuli at State House, Dar el salaam.

The two day extraordinary summit of the East African community will among other deliberations, receive and discuss a report on the dialogue in Burundi and the security situation there and also discuss a report on South Sudan.

“After arrival, I held a meeting with host President, His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli, where we discussed issues of mutual interest to our countries,” the president said in a short message.

South Sudan President Salvar Kiir is expected for the first time, to attend an EAC meeting representing Africa’s youngest country which officially became a full member on Monday after depositing the instrument of ratification with the Secretary General of the EAC.

President Kiir recently accepted the deployment of 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers.

He had initially rejected the regional protection force as a breach of the country’s sovereignty. The force will join the 12,000 UN soldiers already in the country.

The summit will among others, according to the official agenda released by the EAC secretariat be considering the EAC Council of Ministers Report on European Union (EU)-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement.

The summit will consider a report by former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa on the Inter-Burundi Dialogue; Council Report on matters relating to the Republic of South Sudan and swearing in of the new Deputy Secretary General from the Republic of Rwanda.

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