Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is among the Heads of States from the seven East African Countries attending their extraordinary Summit convergence in the Burundian Capital of Bujumbura.
The Summit Meeting is aimed at addressing the current situation in Eastern Congo, a region steeped in conflicts.
The Twentieth Extra-Ordinary Summit of EAC Heads of State, currently ongoing in Bujumbura, has been convened by the President of the Republic of Burundi, Èvariste Ndayashimiye.
President Ndayashimiye is the current chairperson of the Summit of East African Community Heads of State.
Other leaders attending the meeting include President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, of Uganda. He is the one standing out from the rest.
That is because for some reason President Museveni is pictured arriving in Burundi fully masked, making people wonder if Covid-19 was still a major threat in Kampala where he hails from.
Also in attendance is President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Dr William Samoei Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya.
But missing from the EAC Heads of States lineup is the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, who was however represented by the country’s Minister of East Africa Affairs Deng Kuol.
This Extra Ordinary meeting of the EAC Heads of State aims at evaluating the current security situation in the Eastern DR Congo.
The East African Presidents intends to hatch the ultimate solution to the ongoing chaos in the Eastern parks of DR Congo through providing a way forward, towards restoration of peace and security in the Precinct.
Reports from the East African Community Headquarters in Arusha say an official communiqué from the Heads of State Summit in Bujumbura should be coming out soon.