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SADC Council of Ministers Convenes in Luanda to Review Regional Progress

The Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is set to convene on March 10th and 11th, 2024, in Luanda, Republic of Angola, under the auspices of His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of External Relations of Angola and current Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers.

Comprising Ministers from each of the 16 SADC Member States, the Council of Ministers plays a pivotal role in overseeing the development and implementation of SADC policies and decisions. Meeting twice a year, in March and August, the Council ensures the effective functioning and advancement of SADC’s regional integration agenda.

During the upcoming meeting, Ministers will undertake a comprehensive review of various key aspects, including the status of implementing Council and Summit Decisions, progress on the theme of the 43rd SADC Summit, “Human and Financial Capital: The Key Drivers for Sustainable Industrialization in the SADC Region,” and the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (2020-2030).

Additionally, discussions will encompass the SADC Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Centre (SHOC), regional disasters, and the approval of the SADC Secretariat’s annual corporate plan and budget for the fiscal year 2024/2025.

Preceding the Council of Ministers’ meeting, the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials will convene on March 4th and 5th, followed by the Finance Committee meeting on March 6th.

For inquiries, interested parties can reach out to the SADC Secretariat’s Head of Communications and Public Relations Unit, Ms. Barbara Lopi, or the Government of Angola’s SADC National Media Coordinator, Mr. Joao Fernando De Brino Demba.

Established in 1980, SADC comprises 16 Member States with a mission to foster sustainable economic growth, socio-economic development, good governance, and peace and security in the region. By promoting cooperation, integration, and effective governance, SADC aims to position the region as a competitive player in international relations and the global economy.

Additional source: SADC Secretariat

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