President Museveni Travels to Brussels amid chaos in parliament
President Yoweri Museveni is in Brussels, Belgium with a delegation from the East African Community members states to discuss the issue of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with European Union (EU) that has stalled.
Museveni is the current chairman of the East African Community. In previous meetings, EAC heads of State have expressed the need to resolving disagreements regarding EPA including EU sanctions on one of its members Burundi which were imposed without consulting the regional body and the decision by the United Kingdom to exit the EU.
The UK is among leading investors in EAC and in Africa.
Museveni said before, that EAC countries still need clarifications on several issues contained in EPA before ratification. According to reports, upon leaving the EU, the UK will leave EU trade agreements and African countries will lose any preferential access to the UK market that those agreements currently give.