12 September 2014
President Zuma to host a SADC Troika Summit to consider developments in Lesotho and the DRC
The Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Security and Defence, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, has called for a sitting of the SADC Double Troika Summit plus the DRC and the United Republic of Tanzania, scheduled for Monday, 15 September 2014 in Pretoria.
The purpose of the SADC Double Troika Summit is to consider the latest political developments in the SADC region, particularly the political and security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
President Zuma met the Basotho Coalition Government Leaders on 01 September in Pretoria and subsequently undertook a Working Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho on 09 September 2014.
Concerning developments in the DRC, the Double Troika Summit is expected to review progress in relation to the voluntary disarmament and surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French abbreviation FDLR.
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