On behalf of the East African Community and on my own behalf, I have the honor to congratulate you on your recent appointment as the new Executive Secretary, Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Your appointment is indeed a living testimony of the confidence entrusted to you by their Excellencies the Heads of State and Government of the SADC region to move the integration agenda of the Community to greater heights. Moreover, it comes to crown your exemplary dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution in advancing the East African Community integration process.
Allow me therefore to wish you full success in your new endeavors to steer up the realization of the socio-economic and political aspirations of the citizens of the SADC region, I have no doubt that your leadership and insights will also contribute in moving the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite objectives
Please accept Hon. Executive Secretary, the assurances of my highest consideration
Dr. Richard Sezibera