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Southern Africa-EU talks in Angola focuses on peace and security

Luanda, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministerial Political Dialogue between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) taking place in the capital of Angola is focussed on peace and security.

Topics such as human and sustainable development, climate change, the environment, trade and investment will also be on the agenda of the meeting, in which the European External Action Service (EEAS) represents the EU in the talks.

The Executive Secretariat of the SADC and the member states of the dual troika represented by Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be the stafor Southern Africa.

The talks are expected to serve as a platform to strengthen relations between both regional blocs, as well as to promote cooperation in the areas of peace and security, trade and policies, with a view to sustainable economic growth.

The meeting will also review progress made in the implementation of SADC-EU cooperation, and the Africa-Europe Global Portal investment and programming package.

It will also address global, continental and regional issues that affect not only the situation of peace and security in the region, but also development and cooperation.

The last session of the SADC-EU Ministerial Political Dialogue was held on June 16th, 2021, and Angola is hosting the new meeting in its capacity as acting president of the Community.