18 August 2011

Southern Africa: Zimbabwean Premier Leaves Luanda

Luanda — The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsivangirai, left this afternoon, Tuesday, the Angolan capital, after attending the XXXI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC ), which ends later on Thursday.

To remind that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, ahead of a ministerial delegation and senior officials, has already left the Angolan capital.

The opening of the SADC Summit was attended by the presidents of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Namibia, Lucas Pohamba, the DRC, Joseph Kabila, the King of Swaziland, Mswati II, the prime ministers of Lesotho, Pakalitha Musisili, and Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, the vice presidents of Tanzania, Mohammed Gharib, Zambia, George Konda, and Bostwana, Monpati Merafhe.

To be held under the theme:

Development of infrastructures to facilitate trade and economic liberalization", the summit looks at the issue of regional integration, the creation of free trade area and customs union, as well as infrastructure.

SADC groups Angola, South Africa, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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