South African leader to attend SADC Troika meeting in Tanzania
High on the agenda of the summit are reports on the recent political and security developments in the DR Congo and Madagascar as well as Zimbabwe’s elections slated for some time in 2013.
South Africa’s Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation said SADC continued to serve as the primary vehicle for the country’s foreign policy to achieve regional development and integration within Southern Africa.
“South Africa has a vested interest in seeing the regional political and security situation improve, which will create positive conditions for the improvement of the quality of life of South Africans and SADC citizens in general,” the ministry said.
President Zuma is attending the meeting in his capacity as the Chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
The presidents of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba, Tanzania’s Jakaya Kikwete and Mozambique’s Armando Guebuza, who all form the organ, will join Zuma during the gathering.