Saturday, December 5, 2009

Media Advisory SADC Troika

source: Republic of Botswana (2/12/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 28 of 2009
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
Democracy, Development, Dignity, Discipline and Delivery

C5) 3/11/09: Media Advisory SADC Troika

Please find below a SADC Media release on Thursday’s meeting of the SADC Troika Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation in Maputo. Members of the Press may wish to further note that notwithstanding what was reported on the front page of one private commercial newspaper this morning (i.e. Mmegi - "Khama misses another summit on Zim") the Troika is not a SADC Heads of State Summit nor otherwise gathering in which H.E. the President would have been expected to attend. The headline and final paragraph of the said newspaper article are therefore false and misleading


Troika Summit of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation will be held on 5 November 2009 in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique. The Summit will review the political situation in the region, particularly in Lesotho, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Current members of the SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation are Mozambique, Zambia and Swaziland. The Chairperson of SADC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and the Outgoing Chairperson of SADC (Republic of South Africa) will also attend the Troika Summit. Signatories of the Zimbabwe Global Political Agreement are also expected to attend.

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