Government Minister form Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda held their first meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday (19 October) since the military coup in Uganda last January strained relations between Uganda and Tanzania.
GV EXT Community H.Q. building and sign (2 shots)
LV INT Delegates seated
SV & CU Tanzanian delegates seated (L to R) Amir Jamal, Paul Bomani & A. Jumbe (4 shots)
CU Sign "E.A. Ministers"
SV & CU PAN Minister Malecela (Tanzania) on left and Robert Ouko of Kenya (2 shots)
CU PAN FROM Sign "Secretary General" to Mr. Maini
CU Sign "Uganda"
SV Ugandan Ministers seated
CU Ugandan Minister Lutara
SCU Ugandan Minister Rwetsiba (nearest camera)
CU Kenya sign
CU Minister Kabaki
SV & GV Ministers seated (2 shots)
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Background: Government Minister form Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda held their first meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday (19 October) since the military coup in Uganda last January strained relations between Uganda and Tanzania.
Mr. Robert Ouko, East African Community Minister for Common Market and Economic Affairs, who presided at the meeting of the Community's Common market Council, said it had been very successful.
Hours after Tuesday's meeting, there were claims from Kampala that 22 civilians had been Killed after heavy shelling on the border with Tanzania. Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Wanume Kibedi, and Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere had met and had reportedly exchanged "warm greetings" in Mogadishu, where each headed a delegation to the East and Central African Summit Conference. Claims of the shelling apparently did not reach the Somali capital until late in the afternoon.
SYNOPSIS: In Nairobi on Tuesday, Government Ministers from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered for a meeting of the East African Community Common Market Council. It was their first meeting since the military coup in Uganda last January strained relations between Tanzania and Uganda--troops from both countries are still facing each other across the border.
The East African Community Minister for Common Market and Economic Affairs, Mr. Robert Ouko, who presided at Tuesday's meeting of the Community's Common Market Council, said that it had been very successful.
The East African Community, which links the three countries with a common market and common services, has been hampered by tension between Uganda and Tanzania. Tanzania refused to recognise the new military regime in Uganda and gave asylum to ousted President Milton Obote.
Soon after the meeting, there were claims form Kampala that 22 civilians had been killed in shellino on the Tanzanian border. There was no official comment issued later from Dar Es Salaam. The Council decided to meet again in January in Mombasa, after reaching decisions on common rules for the operation of state trading confinements and similar rules on imports from partner states.