Mpango represents Samia at SADC summit

ANGOLA,Luanda :  VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Philip Mpango arrived in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday to represent President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the 43rd Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The 43rd SADC Summit will be themed “Human and Financial Capital: The Key Drivers for Sustainable Industrialisation in the SADC Region” and will discuss various issues related to the regional bloc.

The summit was preceded by the meeting of SADC Council of Ministers which was held on August 13 and 14 this year.

According to SADC, the theme of the 43rd summit seeks to address two of the most critical enablers in supporting regional industrialisation, namely adequate human resources in terms of numbers and technical capacity within the context of climate change and 4th Industrial Revolution and adequate financial resources to ensure more sustainable funding mechanisms.

During the 43rd SADC Summit, President of Angola João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, will take over the chairpersonship of SADC from  Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Among some of the key issues, the 43rd SADC Summit will receive the report of the Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation; review  progress on implementation of the priorities of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan 2020-2030, implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Road Map 2015-2063 and progress on the implementation of the 42nd SADC Summit Theme which  was  “Promoting industrialisation through, agro-processing, mineral beneficiation and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth.”

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