President Mnangagwa in Mozambique for crunch SADC Summit

by | Jun 23, 2021 | International | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today joined other heads of State and government for a SADC Extraordinary Summit in Maputo, Mozambique.

The Summit which is currently underway -is a culmination of previous meetings held in the Southern African country to try and find a lasting solution to the terrorist challenge in the Cabo Delgado province that has threatened stability for the whole region and put its peace and security status under the spotlight.

President Mnangagwa is a member of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation which is set to present a report to the Summit on the security situation.

A Technical team that was deployed to investigate the security situation in Mozambique in order to come up with a detailed report that will inform the Summit on the most appropriate intervention mechanisms to contain the situation.

It is expected that the Technical team’s report will to a greater extent influence the Troika’s report to the Summit.

A Extraordinary Double Troika Summit of the SADC region which was held in Maputo earlier this month tasked the region to immediately establish and operational the SADC Humanitarian Emergency Operations Centre in Maputo which will offer emergency assistance to member countries in time of emergencies such as natural disasters and unforeseen civil and social dislocations.

Mozambique offered to host the Centre and the sister republic offered the logistical support for its establishment.

The Centre was officially launched on June 21, 2021.

The Summit will deliberate on regional integration, cooperation and development.

It will also receive reports on the regional response to HIV, Covid-19, Food security, Gender balance, and Development.