The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to hold an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government on 12th January 2021to review progress of its Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) which was deployed to support the country’s to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism.
The Summit and its preceding meetings that were scheduled to take place virtually from 5th – 7th January 2022 had been rescheduled to take place in Lilongwe, Malawi from 11th – 12th January 2022.
The Extraordinary Summit and its preceding meetings as outlined below will be held as follows: Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit – 11 January 2022 at 0900hours; Extra-Ordinary Council of Ministers – 11 January 2022 at 1700hours; and Extra-Ordinary SADC Summit – 12 January 2022 at 1100hours.
Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, in his capacity as the Chairperson of SADC, will chair the Extraordinary Summit, according to a press release issued today.
Prior to the Extraordinary Summit, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation will, on 11 January, 2022, convene an Extraordinary SADC Organ Troika Summit, comprising Heads of State and Government from Organ Troika members namely; Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and will be attended by the Republic of Mozambique.
In accordance with the SADC Treaty, the SADC Summit is responsible for the overall policy direction and control of functions of the community, ultimately making it the policy-making institution of SADC.
African Eye Report