18 November 2012

Southern Africa: SADC's Political Co-operation Organs Launch Strategic Plan

Luanda — The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)'s organs of Political, Defence and Security Co-operation will launch on Tuesday, in Arucha, Tanzania, the Indicative Strategic Plan of Regional Development.

According to a note from the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which reached ANGOP on Saturday, this tool will is intended to bring about a political climate of peaceful and stable security in SADC member states.

The document lays out the guidelines and objectives of the strategy, in general terms, in accordance with the principles outlined in the co-operation protocol for the areas of politics, defence and security.

The Angolan delegation will be headed by the director for co-operation in SADC's sectors of politics, defence and security, Sandro Oliveira, and also integrate officials from the ministries of Defence, Interior, as well as from the National Police, among other Foreign Affairs Ministry's senior staff.

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