Minister Dlamini Zuma to lead South African Delegation to SADC
Pretoria - South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana
Dlamini Zuma will depart for Maseru, Lesotho today, Sunday 13 August 2006 where
she will lead a senior South African government delegation to the SADC Ministerial
meeting scheduled from Tuesday - Wednesday, 15-16 August 2006.
Dlamini Zuma's participation in the Council of Ministers meeting comes within
the context of South Africa's commitment to consolidate the African agenda through
among others participation in SADC institutions.
In this regard, the Ministerial
meeting is expected to deliberate upon and make recommendations to the SADC Heads
of State and Government, scheduled for Thursday - Friday, 17-18 August 2006 on
the following issues:
- Continental integration including the operationalisation
of the African Union and the implementation of NEPAD;
- A review of the
implementation of Council Decisions;
- Receive reports from the:
Committee of Ministers;
- Chairperson of SADC;
- Executive Secretary
- Joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Agriculture,
Livestock and Health on Avian Influenza;
- Meeting of Ministers of Finance
- Meeting of Ministers of Trade;
- A progress report
on the Financing, Design and Construction of the new SADC Headquarters; and
for the international conference on poverty alleviation.
Thabo Mbeki will lead the South African delegation to the SADC Heads of State
and Government Summit scheduled for Thursday - Friday, 17-18 August 2006.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
13 August 2006