7 December 2012

Southern Africa: Heads of States Seek Solutions for Crises in SADC Region

Dar-Es-Salaam — The heads of state of SADC will gather on Saturday in Dar es Salaam in an extraordinary summit aimed to outline strategies for the resolution of conflicts in the region, Angop has learnt.

The meeting will seek strategies to put an end to the military crisis in the DR Congo and the political deadlock in Madagascar.

The agenda also includes the assessment of implementation of the decisions of the last conference held in Maputo, Mozambique, with regard to the situation in Zimbabwe.

The meeting will be preceded by one of the foreign ministers that will prepare the documents.

Angola is being represented by the Vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Vicente.

The Angolan Minister of Foreign Offices, Geroge Chikoti is already in Tanzania to participate in the meeting.

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), which was created in 1992, comprises fifteen countries, namely Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar (currently suspended), Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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