Held a meeting today with His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli in Chato, Tanzania, where we discussed a number of issues of bilateral interest to our countries.
Importantly, we discussed issues around the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. It was a follow-up meeting after Uganda signed the Host Government Agreement with Total recently.
In principle, we agreed that our governments expedite the harmonization of pending issues in the spirit of the East African Community (EAC), the remaining agreements be fast-tracked including the Tanzanian HGA and we quickly carry out the implementation of EACOP project.
I thank His Excellency Magufuli and the Tanzanians for the cordial reception to my entourage and myself.