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Reports: Somalia will join EAC by mid-2023, says presidential envoy

Reports: Somalia will join EAC by mid-2023, says presidential envoy

Somalia will become the eighth member of the East African Community, Abdusalam Omer Hadliye, the country’s presidential special envoy for the EAC, said in an interview with local media.

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Somalia will become the eighth member of the East African Community by the middle of this year, Abdusalam Omer Hadliye, the country’s presidential special envoy for the EAC, said in an interview with local media. . According to an EAC statement, the organization officially launched the verification mission “to assess whether the Federal Republic of Somalia is ready to join the bloc” on Wednesday. The mission includes senior officials from all EAC states and will operate in Mogadishu. The mission launch event was attended by EAC Secretary General Peter Mathuki. He also noted that Somalia has the longest national coastline in Africa (over 3,000 km). The coastline connects Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, he pointed out, saying it can help “increase intra-regional trade and improve the lives of East Africans”. and has been waiting since joining the bloc. The EAC currently includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. In 2010, the bloc launched a common regional market for goods, labor and capital. The EAC also plans to establish a common currency and possibly a political federation. Peter Mathuki said earlier that a single currency for the EAC could be achieved within the next three or four years.

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The intergovernmental organization of the East African Community (EAC) currently comprises seven countries in the African Great Lakes region. It was founded in 1967 but collapsed after ten years, only to be relaunched on July 7, 2000.

Somalia will become the eighth member of the East African Community by the middle of this year, Abdusalam Omer Hadliye, the country’s presidential special envoy for the EAC, said in an interview with local media. .

According to an EAC statement, the organization officially launched the verification mission on Wednesday “to assess whether the Federal Republic of Somalia is ready to join the bloc”. The mission includes senior officials from all EAC states and will operate in Mogadishu.

“We expect that [verification] will be made early next month before the report is forwarded to the EAC Foreign Ministers for endorsement for full membership. Once that is done, at the special EAC summit, we can be fully welcomed as the 8th member of the bloc, which we all know will be the middle of this year,” Hadliye told media.

The mission launch event was attended by EAC Secretary General Peter Mathuki.

“The verification team is ready to make findings regarding the institutional frameworks in place; legal frameworks; policies, strategies, projects and programs; areas of cooperation with other EAC Partner States and expectations of its members,” Mathuki said, as quoted by the EAC. social media page.

He also noted that Somalia has the longest national coastline in Africa (over 3,000 km). The coastline connects Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, he pointed out, saying it can help “increase intra-regional trade and improve the lives of East Africans”.

Somalia formally applied to join the East African Community in 2012 under President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and has been waiting since joining the bloc.

The EAC currently includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. In 2010, the bloc launched a common regional market for goods, labor and capital. The EAC also plans to establish a common currency and possibly a political federation.

Peter Mathuki said earlier that a single currency for the EAC could be achieved within the next three or four years.

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