Sisulu in Angola for SADC defence meeting

Friday, June 22, 2018

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is leading a South African delegation to the 20th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

The meeting, which is scheduled for today in Luanda, Angola, will review the political and security situation in the region, political developments in Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho.

It will also consider progress reports on the implementation of SADC decisions and matters related to the consolidation of democracy in the region, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said on Thursday.

Furthermore, the MCO will also, among other issues, discuss matters relating to stability, public safety, corruption, immigration, justice and correctional services, as well as the environment.

Angola, as the current Chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, will preside over the ministerial meeting.

Minister Sisulu will be joined by the Ministers of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula; Police, Bheki Cele; State Security, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba; Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba; and Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha. –