SADC to meet on Zim finance

Mon, 02 Mar 2009

An extraordinary summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state is to be held soon to consider Zimbabwe’s proposals for financing the country’s economic recovery programme.

A date and venue will only be decided after consultation with heads of state and government, but it will “probably be in South Africa”, South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a media briefing on Friday after the SADC council of ministers’ meeting in Cape Town.

The meeting had agreed the summit should be held soon, “but not like tomorrow”. It was likely to take place before the G20 meeting on April 2 in London. “It is not easy to just call a meeting of heads of states,” Dlamini-Zuma said.

The purpose of the summit would be to “give impetus and support to what Zimbabwe is doing”.

There had not been a SADC heads of state and government meeting since the new Zimbabwe unity government had [continue reading]

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