On Friday, the Democratic Republic of Congo formally joined the East African Community after President Felix Tshisekedi signed the deed of Accession to the Treaty establishing the EAC at a ceremony held at State House Nairobi.
On March 29, DRC was admitted as the seventh member of the regional bloc during the virtual 19th Extraordinary Summit of EAC Heads of State spearheaded by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.
With the move, the DRC was required to sign the treaty to officially become a member.
Following the requirements of the EAC admission process, President Tshisekedi signed the treaty together with the EAC Heads of State Summit Chairperson, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame attended the brief but elaborate ceremony.
The signing was carried out seven days to the April 14 deadline that the EAC had granted the DRC.
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