Pohamba to attend 34th SADC Summit in Zim

11 Aug 2014 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) – President Hifikepunye Pohamba is set to attend the 34th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Zimbabwe later this month.
A media statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the summit is taking place at the Victoria Falls from 17 to 18 August.
During the summit, Zimbabwe will assume the chairmanship of SADC from Malawi.
This summit will deliberate on a wide range of issues, including the political and socio-economic situation in the SADC region.
The theme for the summit this year is “SADC Strategy for Economic Transformation: Leveraging the Region's Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Beneficiation and Value- Addition”.
The statement said Pohamba, in his capacity as the chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, will also present a report of the activities of the Organ since August 2013.
The Organ’s summit is scheduled to take place on 16 August before the SADC Summit. This will be preceded by a Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) Troika meeting.
The SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting will also take place from 14 to 15 August, and will be preceded by the Standing Committee of Senior Officials’ meeting from 10 to 12 August.
Foreign Affairs’ Minister and chairperson of the MCO, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah; Trade and Industry Minister Calle Schlettwein; Special Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuliameni Kalomoh; and some senior government officials will form part of President Pohamba’s delegation to the summit.