Address by H.E Jean Ping at the 17th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council

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Madam the Chairperson of the Executive Council,
Right Honorable Eriya Kategaya, First Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for East African Community Affairs of the Republic of Uganda,
Excellency the Executive Secretary of the ECA,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Heads of Delegation,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me, first and foremost, [to add my voice to that of my predecessor] to renew, on behalf of the Commission and on my own behalf, to the Government and to all our Ugandan brothers and sisters seriously afflicted by the two bomb attacks perpetrated in Kampala, a little less than two weeks today, our sincere condolences and our unflinching support. Our special thoughts go to the family of the victims. We take this opportunity to wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Madam Chairperson,

I would like to thank the Representative of the host country for his words of welcome, to which I add my own. I would also like to ask him to kindly convey to the highest Authorities of his country and to the people of Uganda our most sincere thanks for the brotherly hospitality extended to all of us since our arrival so as to make our stay a pleasant one, and for the excellent facilities provided to ensure fruitful deliberations on the occasion of the 17th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council.

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