President Samia attends SADC extra-ordinary meeting

ANGOLA, Luanda: PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has attended an extra-ordinary meeting for Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Luanda, Angola to discuss how to consolidate peace and security in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
 
The Head of State has been accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mr January Makamba along with other senior government officials.
 
The meeting aims at discussing the efforts of SADC in strengthening peace, defence and security in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the endless fighting carried out by armed groups in South- Kivu, Kivu- North and Ituri provinces.
 
Along with other issues, the meeting is expected to emphasise the importance of political will for member states in contributing troops and military equipment for the SADC Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC (SAMIDRC).
 
The Head of State led the Tanzanian delegation at the SADC Organ Troika Summit held in Luanda, Angola under the chairmanship of President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema.
 

Tanzania is dedicated to ensuring peace and security is restored in Eastern Congo DR, after recently in July this year Vice – President Dr Philip Mpango said Tanzania is committed to support and contribute towards the SAMIDRC in an effort to ensure the goal of restoring peace and stability is attained.

Dr Mpango said this while representing President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan in an extraordinary virtual meeting of Heads of State and Government of the Tripartite Organisation for Cooperation in Politics, Security and Defence of the Southern African Development Community (SADC Organ Troika).

The VP said Tanzania fully supports SADC efforts to strengthen the defence and security situation in the Eastern DRC.

 

 

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