16 March 2017

Botswana: Venson-Moitoi Leads Botswana Delegation to SADC Summit

Gaborone — The Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, will lead the Botswana Delegation to the Extraordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government to be held in Lozitha, Swaziland on March 18.

A news release from the ministry states that the Botswana Delegation will include the Ministers of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo, Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse, the Minister of and other senior government officials.

The Extraordinary Summit will deliberate on progress made regarding the implementation of SADC's regional integration agenda, which focuses on industrialization, market integration and infrastructure.

The Summit is preceded by the ministerial retreat, whose overall objective is to take stock of SADC's achievements, the challenges experienced and what needs to be done to accelerate the integration agenda.

A SADC Double Troika Summit will also be convened on March 17, 2017 to review the political and security situation in the region, in particular, the developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Botswana Delegation is expected to return to Gaborone on March 19, 2017.

Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation

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