The Summit directed that within six months after the signing of the Treaty of Accession, Somalia must deposit the instrument of ratification with the EAC Secretary General
Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa measuring over 3000 kilometers the which is now included in the East African shoreline, giving access to the Arabian Peninsula and boosting trade.
The technical team in Mogadishu will engage Somalia to ensure that the verification was finalized, and a report completed in time.
Somalia’s long Indian Ocean Red Sea route that links Africa to the Arabian Peninsula is envisaged to be East Africa’s future vibrant economic zone saying that it will bring immense benefits for the EAC.
Somalia wants the process of being admitted into East African hastened, Mogadishu promises to add a huge chuck of the Indian Ocean shoreline into the community