COMESA Hands Over Coordination Chair of Regional Programme to EAC

Brussels, Monday, April 29, 2019: The 6th meeting of Chief Executives of the Duly Mandated Regional Organisations (DMROs) was held at the COMESA Brussels Liaison Office on the 29th April 2019. The meeting was chaired by Secretary General of COMESA Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe.

It was attended by the DMRO Chief Executives and technical experts representing COMESA, EAC, IGAD, IOC and SADC. This was followed by the Joint EU-DMROs High Level group meeting, that took place on the 30th April 2019, where COMESA has been Co-Chairing with the EU.

At these meetings, Ms Kapwepwe handed over the Inter- DMRO committee chairmanship and Co-Chairmanship of the Joint EU-DMROs High Level Group to the Secretary General of the East Africa Community (EAC), Mr Libérat Mfumukeko.

Speaking on behalf of the Eastern Africa-Southern Africa-Indian Ocean DMROs, she thanked the European Union for the financial support under the 11 EDF RIP. She assured the incoming chairman of her support to the commitment of the implementation of the resources rendered by EU under the 11 EDF.

Mr. Mfumukeko appreciated the responsibility and assured the EU and the DMROs that EAC will ensure continued engagement between all stakeholders through regular consultations.

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