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President Hichilema to attend extraordinary SADC summit in Angola on Nov 4


President Hakainde Hichilema will attend the Extraordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government which would take place on November, 4, 2023 in Luanda, Angola.

The summit would be chaired by Angolan President João Lourenço, as Chairperson of SADC, according to Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo.

Kakubo in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday evening said the meeting would build up on the virtual Extraordinary SADC Summit that was convened on October 31, 2023.

He said ahead of the summit would be the Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit which would be chaired by President Hichilema on November, 4, 2023.

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“The Heads of State are expected to consider the impending deployment of the SADC Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the report of the Chiefs of Defence Forces of the Quadripartite Members on Coordination and Harmonisation of Regional Peace initiatives in the Eastern DRC,” Kakubo said.

He added that the summit would be preceded by the Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ, which was held on November, 3, 2023.

Kakubo said as Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Hichilema would join other regional Heads of State at the summit in the concerted efforts aimed at fostering a more peaceful, secure and stable region.

“Hichilema is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements on November 4, 2023,” he said.

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