Southern Africa: SADC Foreign Ministers to Meet in Maputo

source: allAfrica
Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique (Maputo)
6 January 2010

Maputo — The SADC (Southern African Development Community) Political and Diplomatic Committee, consisting of the foreign ministers of the member states, is meeting in Maputo on Thursday, to discuss preparations for the next heads of state summit of the African Union, to be held in Addis Ababa from 31 January to 3 February.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, SADC Executive Secretary Tomas Salomao stressed that the rotating chairmanship of the AU is due to be occupied by a southern African leader this year. SADC had decided at its 2009 summit in Kinshasa to support the candidature of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Salomao said that this situation remains unchanged despite the recent deterioration in relations between Mozambique and Malawi. Mozambican President Armando Guebuza had been present when the [continue reading]

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