East Africa: Shock As Dar Dumps Economic Partnership Agreement

Dar es Salaam/Arusha - Tanzania has said it will not sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) following decision by Britain to exit from Union.

A number of officials at the Secretariat were apparently at a loss on Friday after learning of the country's U-turn as announced in Dar es Salaam by the permanent secretary in the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Aziz Mlima.

He told reporters that Tanzania has decided to halt the signing because of "turmoil" which European Union is experiencing at the moment.

EPA between EU and EAC was scheduled to be signed on July 18, this year but Dr Mlima said Tanzania would not sign the pact on that date.

Source: The Citizen