Minister Dlamini Zuma departs for Zambian Summit
By Tina George
12 August 2007
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma departs on Sunday for Lusaka, Zambia ahead of President Thabo Mbeki who leaves on Wednesday, for the SADC Council of Ministers meeting and the Summit of Heads of State and Government.
“South Africa is participating in the meetings as part of its priority of strengthening and consolidating SADC as a sub-regional economic bloc and a vehicle for achieving sustainable regional integration and development,” says Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa.
The SADC Ministerial and Summit take place within the context of the expected tabling of:
· Political reports on the situation in Zimbabwe, Lesotho and the DRC
· Proposed launch of the SADC brigade
· Intergrated Committee of Ministers
· A progress report on the financing, design and construction of the new SADC headquarters; and
· A report of the Task Force on the Review of Operations of the Integrated Committee of Ministers.