Dar es Salaam- Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived today, Tuesday 12 May 2015 in Tanzania ahead of the scheduled Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the East African Community (EAC) to discuss challenges facing Burundi.
Deputy President Ramaphosa will be representing President Jacob Zuma who was invited to the Summit on account of his previous role as Mediator in the Burundi peace process.
The summit has been convened specifically to deliberate upon the current political and security challenges facing the people of Burundi and to chart a way forward. The Summit is expected to be attended by Heads of State and Government of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi including South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The summit was preceded by a visit to Burundi by a delegation of regional foreign ministers to assess the current situation in the country and make recommendations to the Summit regarding the proposed way forward.
Deputy President Ramaphosa will be supported during the summit by Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo, South Africa’s High Commissioner Thami Mseleku and senior government officials.
Deputy President Ramaphosa is expected to return to South Africa tomorrow Wednesday, 13 May 2015.
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SOURCE: South African Official News