President Thabo Mbeki to lead South African Delegation to SADC
Heads of State and Government Summit
Pretoria - South African President
Thabo Mbeki, supported by Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will lead
a senior South African government delegation to the SADC Heads of State and Government
Summit in Maseru, Lesotho scheduled from Thursday - Friday, 17-18 August 2006.
Mbeki's participation in the SADC Heads of State and Government Summit comes within
the context of South Africa's commitment to consolidate the African agenda through
among others South Africa's participation and strengthening SADC institutions.
Dlamini Zuma early this week led a senior South African government delegation
to the Council of Ministers meeting from Tuesday - Wednesday, 15-16 August 2006.
is expected to deliberate on the following issues:
- Elections in the
region particularly the post-election situation in the Democratic Republic of
- The implementation of the SADC integration agenda;
on the Financing, Design and Construction of the new SADC Headquarters;
the regional situation with regard to:
- Economic and Social situation;
and Food Security;
- HIV and Aids;
African Union including the implementation of NEPAD and a progress report on the
attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
- Preparations for
the International Conference on Poverty Alleviation; and
- Receive reports
- Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security
President Mbeki and Minister Dlamini Zuma
are expected to return to South Africa on Friday, 18 August 2006.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4863
Department of Foreign Affairs
15 August 2006