The Executive Secretary of Southern African Development Community (SADC Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax will pay a courtesy call on President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018, in Lusaka.
President Lungu is the incoming Chairperson of the SADC Organ for Politics, Defense and Security (Organ) and he will become the Chairperson after the August 2018 SADC Summit of Heads of States and Government.
The Chairperson of the SADC Organ is rotated on an annual basis, and currently, the Angolan President João Lourenço is the Chairperson, while the President Tanzanian President John Magufuli is the outgoing Chairperson.
The SADC Executive Secretary will among others, brief President Lungu on the Organ issues, as incoming Chairperson.
The overall objective of the Organ is to promote peace and security within the SADC region and within the structure of the SADC Secretariat, the Organ is overseen by the Executive Secretary.
The Organ on Politics, Defense and Security (Organ) was launched in June 1996 as a formal institution of SADC with the mandate to support the achievement and maintenance of security and the rule of law in the SADC region.