Lungu attends Summit of Heads of State and Government in Harare

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President Edgar Lungu, who is the immediate-past chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, was in Harare for the Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The one day meeting was hosted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who chairs the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, to discuss the security situation in Maputo.

President Lungu thanked President Mnangagwa for convening the Summit despite dangers being faced globally due to Covid-19.

Mozambique, which is under threat from an Islamic insurgency operating in its northern Cabo Delgado Province, had filed a formal request for support to the regional body.

In a statement Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo said:

“The purpose of the Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit plus Mozambique is to consider the urgent security situation in Mozambique following its formal request to the regional body.”

The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security is managed on a troika basis and is responsible for promoting peace and security in the SADC region.

It is mandated to steer and provide member states with direction regarding matters that threaten peace, security and stability in the region.

Like the summit chair, the organ chair rotates each year.

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