Capitalk Reporter |  11 months ago | top
President Mnangagwa has participated in an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), Personnel Contributing Countries, and Mozambique itself, in which a number of issues, including progress in the fight against terrorism in the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique and budgetary issues for the 2022/2023 financial year, came under discussion.
Other leaders that participated in the virtual summit were Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Hage Geingob of Namibia, João Lourenço of Angola, Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Moeketsi Majoro. Tanzania and Zambia were represented at the ministerial level.
In a statement after the summit, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Ambassador Frederick Shava, said the purpose of the meeting was to receive a report on the progress of the SADC Mission in Mozambique and consider recommendations on the way forward.
Ambassador Shava said the meeting also commended personnel contributing countries for their support while urging SADC member states to continue fulfilling pledges made to enhance the effectiveness of the mission in Cabo Delgado. Ambassador Shava said the meeting also commended personnel contributing countries for their support while urging SADC member states to continue fulfilling pledges made to enhance the effectiveness of the mission in Cabo Delgado.
He said that the Heads of State and Government underlined the importance of socio-economic recovery and the development of the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique in order to enhance stability.
Ambassador Shava also said the summit directed the SADC Mission in Mozambique to continue working closely with the Mozambican government on the comprehensive Integrated Reconstruction and Development Plan of Cabo Delgado.
The Heads of State and Government acknowledged Zimbabwe and Malawi’s humanitarian assistance to the affected population of Mozambique. Zimbabwe donated 1 000 tonnes of grain in March, while Malawi delivered 30 tonnes of beans on April 6.
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