The special Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC called to discuss matters related to the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The summit which takes place on Thursday will review and assess the political situation in the DRC following the recently held elections.
It will be followed by a consultative meeting of head of states and government of SADC Double Troika members, International Conference of Great Lakes Region; African Union Troika and the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson.
The meeting started off with SADC Ministers of Foreign Affairs.The Heads of State were scheduled to meet at 11hrs.
His Excellency, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia is the chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security while His Excellency President Dr Hage G. Geingob of Namibia is Chairperson of SADC.
The meeting has attracted 16 Heads of state that include, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Angolan President, His Excellency, João Lourenço, and African Union President, Paul Kagame.
And SADC has applauded Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji who headed the SADC Electoral Observer Mission in the DRC for the work done by the Mission in the Congo.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs of Namibia, Hon. Netumbo Ndaitwa commended Zambia for the role played under difficult challenges.
Mrs. Inutu Mwanza
First Secretary / Press
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia