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Monday, August 6, 2012

ICGLR Heads of State to discuss DRC Crisis in Kampala


Ambassador Naimi Aziz, Director of the Department of Regional Cooperation for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tanzania, briefs Tanzanian Minister for Defence and National Services, Hon. Shamsi Vuai Nahodha (MP), upon his arrival in Kampala, Uganda today ready to attend the Meeting of Ministers of Defence and the Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee (Foreign Affairs) on the security situation in Eastern Congo DRC.  THe meeting will be followed by a Meeting of ICGLR Summit of Heads of Sates and Government to be held from 7-8 August, 2012 in Kampala, Uganda.


Hon. Okello Oryem, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Republic of Uganda gives his welcoming statement as the Chairperson of the Regional Interministerial Committee (RIMC) for the ICGLR.


Hon. Shamsi Vuai Nahodha (MP) (left), Minister of Defence and National Services in Tanzania and Ambassador Naimi Aziz (2nd left) listening to the Statement by the Executive Secretary of the ICGLR, Prof. Ntumba Luaba (not in the photo).


Prof. Ntumba Luaba (right), the Executive Secretary of the ICGLR gives his Statement during the Regional Interministerial Committee (RIMC) meeting. Other in the photo is Hon. Okello Oryem, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Uganda.


Hon. Shamsi Vuai Nahodha (MP) (left), Minister of Defence and National Services in Tanzania and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Ladislaus Komba of the United Republic of Tanzania in Uganda, are in a brief break before the meeting resume again.


Various members of the ICGLR participating during the RIMC meeting.  ICGLR was founded in 2004 after a peace pact in London and Lusaka, Zambia.  It has 11 members namely; Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.


Tanzania delegations that include Hon. Nahodha (MP), Ambassador Aziz (2nd left) and Mr. Samwel Shelukindo (behind Ambassador Aziz) listening on to the opening remarks by Hon. Okello Oryem, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Uganda (not in the photo). The Meeting will be followed by a Meeting of ICGLR Summit of Heads of States and Government which President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania is scheduled to attend.  The Meeting will be held from 7-8 August, 2012.


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