PRETORIA– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to travel to Luanda, Angola, Ruesday to attend a South African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika meeting to discuss the political and security environment of the SADC region.
It is expected that the Troika Summit will pay specific attention to the implementation of SADC decisions relating to the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Presidency said in a statement here Monday.
President Ramaphosa is the current chairperson of the SADC, following South Africa’s hosting of the 37th SADC summit of heads of state and government in August last year. The SADC Troika is made up of the current president, the immediate past president and the president for the following year.
International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu led the South African delegation to the Ministerial Meeting held in Luanda Monday.
The SADC Double Troika refers to the SADC Trokia of South Africa (Chair of SADC), Namibia (Deputy Chair), Kingdom of Swaziland (Outgoing Chair), as well as Angola (Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics Defence and Security), Zambia (Incoming Chair of Organ) and Tanzania (Outgoing Chair of Organ).
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK