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President Suluhu in Uganda to complete crude oil agreement

President Samia Suluhu has on Sunday been received by President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda during his ine day visit in the country.

Also present to welcome the Tanzanian President was the Minister of foreign affairs, senior government officials and Parliament of Uganda Ministers.

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It was the first trip for President Samia Suluhu since she took over from the late President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli last month.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to hold talks on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) with the agreement already in place set to be completed.

“This is the first official visit to Uganda by H.E Suluhu Samia since she assumed the Office of President of the United Republic of Tanzania. During the visit the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), Tripartite Project Agreement will be concluded” Said Uganda Media Centre.

“President Samia arrives in Uganda to sign the long waited Final Investment Decision (FID) for the construction of the EA Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Once completed, the 1,443kms pipeline will transport crude oil from Hoima, Uganda to Tanga, Tanzania. The budgeted cost is $4bn.” Said Tanzania Updates.

The news comes a day after the Head of State met a special envoy from Kenya led by Sports CS Amina Mohamed at State House, Dar es Salaam where they delivered a special message from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru also invited President Samia Suluhu to Kenya and discuss on a number of issues including the existing relationship between the two countries.

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