SADC Troika targets security in DRC and Lesotho

Monday, April 23, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa, as chair of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), is set to visit Luanda, Angola, where he will participate in the SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, is expected to consider the political and security environment of the SADC region.

“It is expected that the Double Troika Summit will pay specific attention to the implementation of SADC decisions as they relate to the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” said the Presidency in a statement.

Before the summit kicks off, it will be preceded by the Double Troika Ministerial Meeting, which will be held today.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will lead the South African delegation at the Ministerial Meeting.

The SADC Double Troika comprises the following countries: Republic of South Africa (Chair of SADC), Republic of Namibia (Deputy Chair), Kingdom of Swaziland (Outgoing Chair), Republic of Angola (Organ Chair), Republic of Zambia (Incoming Chair of Organ) and the United Republic of Tanzania (Outgoing Chair of Organ). -

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