Press Release

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17TH EAC HEADS OF STATE SUMMIT - 2ND MARCH 2016

The 17th East African Heads of State Forum was held on the 2nd of March 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. During the Summit the Heads of State presided over the ascension of South Sudan into the community following the completion of the review process. During the summit the Heads of State also launched the new international East African E-Passport which will enable the free movement of citizens within the region. Use of the E-passport will commence on the 1st of January 2017 with the use of current EAC and national passports expected to be phased out by 31st December 2018.

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