• Thank you Chairperson of the East African Community, H.E President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
  • Excellencies, Heads of Government,
  • Honourable Ministers, Senior Officials
  • Secretary-General of the East African Community

Let me once again thank our Chair, President Uhuru Kenyatta for convening this Extra-Ordinary Summit.

I also wish to note that Rwanda welcomes the progress made with regards to the admission in the East African Community, of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We look forward to the prompt conclusion of the remaining admission procedures.

Here, I want to mention that as the year ends, we all continue to confront the challenge of the Covid19 pandemic.

This threat demands that we work closely together as a region, to protect the health of our people and minimise the disruption to our economies.

Finally, Chair, deepening regional integration will depend on improving the institutional efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the East African Community. Rwanda stands ready to play our part in this important task.

Once again, I thank all of you and wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Thank you very much.