Rwandan President arrives in Namibia to address SADC Summit
16 Aug 2018 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 16 AUG (NAMPA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrived here Thursday as guest speaker to the 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit.
Kagame will address Heads of State and Government at the two-day summit which kicks off on Friday.
Rwanda belongs to the East African Community (EAC), an economic and political bloc in east Africa.
By 18h00 Thursday, several SADC leaders have arrived for the summit, which will see Namibias Hage Geingob take over the chairpersonship from his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday.
The presidents of Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the Prime Minister of Lesotho have arrived.
The Heads of State and Government from the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi and Mauritius, as well as the King of eSwatini were yet to arrive by late afternoon on Thursday.
The summit takes place under the theme Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.