New Indian envoy accredited to the EAC
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 20th February, 2020: The High Commissioner of India to the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Sanjiv Kohli, has been accredited as the country’s representative to the East African Community.
The High Commissioner presented his letter of credence to EAC Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, during a ceremony held at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
During the event, the Indian envoy expressed delight at the accreditation commenting that India has very good relations with the EAC member states.
Mr. Kohli said India supports the EAC goals and lauded the Community developing policies and programmes aimed at improving the well-being of its citizens:
“We consider regional integration to be a highly effective means of promoting prosperity through increased trade and investment,” said the envoy.
The Indian envoy proposed a joint EAC-India conference on trade and investment, an idea that was welcomed by the Secretary General.
“We are open to investment and there are opportunities which we can explore together,” said Amb Mfumukeko, who also urged India to invest in the region especially in ICT, agriculture and capacity building.
Amb. Mfumukeko briefed the Envoy on the key millstones recorded in the integration process and pledged to link up the envoy with East African Business Council through which Indian investors could explore available opportunities.
Also present at the ceremony was the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Planning and Infrastructure, Eng. Steven Mlote, and the EAC Principal International Relations Officer, Ms. Suma Mwakyusa.
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