Tuesday, 20 October 2015

India-EAC relations to be strengthened

Relations between India and the East African Community are set to be revitalized especially in the areas of trade, cultural exchange and development cooperation.  India’s High Commissioner to Tanzania and Representative to the EAC, Mr. Sandeep Arya, said India already had bilateral projects in most of the EAC Partner States particularly health and agriculture, adding that they wanted to partner with the EAC to boost trade volumes and promoting industrial growth in East Africa. EAC Secretary General, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera said there would be common rules of origin for goods within the EAC-COMESA-SADC Free Trade Area, which is expected to become operational soon.