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SADC countries arrive in Angola for summit

Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Several representatives of the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) arrived Friday in Angola to attend an extraordinary summit on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan was the first to arrive in the capital, where the meeting, called by the Angolan President João Lourenço in his capacity as head of SADC, will take place.

Likewise, Vice-President of the Republic of Namibia Nangolo Mbumba and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane got here on Friday.

Meanwhile, other heads of delegations were already on Angola as the Ministers of Foreign Business of Botswana Lomogang Kwape; of Mozambique Veronica Macamo, and of Malawi Nancy Tembo; as well as the Minister of Economy of Eswatini Thabisile Grace Mlangeni.

On Saturday, the leaders of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa, and the DRC, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo are scheduled to arrive.

On Saturday, the summit will focus on the security situation in the DRC following the recent clashes and the violation of the cease-fire.

The representatives of the Community will address the circumstances in the region in view of the electoral processes that are due to take place in the remainder of 2023, and next, including that of the Democratic Republic of Congo on December 20.

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