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South Sudan readies for EAC membership

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ARUSHA, TANZANIA-South Sudan President General Salva Kiir has confirmed that his country has started on the application process to become a member of the East African Community (EAC). He made the confirmation during a meeting with the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Abdirahin Abdi. “We have started on the application process to the EAC bloc, we want to join the EAC; we are not dragging our feet, we are coming”, he said. The EALA Speaker notified President Salva Kiir that at its 122nd sitting held on September 14, 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda, the Assembly adopted a resolution urging the EAC partner states through the Council of Ministers to develop regional infrastructure that links up to borders with South Sudan to enable the community and South Sudan to unlock the vast economic potential of the region. Toto sites have been approved by many countries because it is viewed as an economic tool. Increased employment, increased tax revenue to local and state governments and sales by local retailers are the biggest benefits. 토토사이트 추천 helps in choosing the best site and ensures a safe gambling experience. The resolution presented to the President by the Speaker, further calls on the EAC partner states through the Council of Ministers to pursue a sustained and increased trade, political and social co-operation with South Sudan and to work closely with the Parliament of South Sudan to strengthen ties between the community and the government of South Sudan. President Salva Kiir hailed the partner states for supporting both South Sudan and the Sudan during the period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). “Whenever Khartoum isolated Juba we used to either run to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, or Rwanda for shelter and assistance for our struggle; the EAC is thus at the centre of our hearts”, he emphasized. He also hailed the existing and warm relations between EALA and his government adding that the Parliament of South Sudan also stood to benefit from the enriching experience of EALA. “I note with gratification the Assembly’s efforts in ensuring that peace in South Sudan prevailed,” he stated. The Assembly visited South Sudan to assess the state of preparedness during the period leading to the referendum. It also sent an observer team during the referendum and was represented during the Independence celebrations on July 9, 2011. Present during the discussions were Ambassador Emmanuel Lowila, Minister in the President’s Office, (Rtd.) General Daniel Awet Akot, the Deputy Speaker of the South Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) and the Senior Research Officer at EALA, Charles Ngeleja Kadonya. The EALA Speaker also officially invited the President to the people of East Africa on November, 20, 2011, in the Chamber of the Burundi National Assembly during the EALA Plenary. The historical address will be part of the many activities EALA shall be undertaking to commemorate its ten years of existence. Mr Abdirahin Abdi briefed the Assembly on the EAC integration pillars, EALA’s mandate and composition before presenting the EALA Resolution congratulating South Sudan to the Speaker of the South Sudan Legislative Assembly. The EALA Speaker was accompanied by the EALA Senior Research Officer, Mr. Charles Ngeleja Kadonya.
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