Ramaphosa hosts SADC security summit on Mozambique

APA-Pretoria South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday chaired a Southern African Development Community Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit on security to discuss the military situation in Mozambique. The summit will include countries that have contributed military personnel to the SADC Mission in Mozambique, including Rwanda, which…

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday chaired a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit on security to discuss the military situation in Mozambique.

The summit will include countries that have contributed military personnel to the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), including Rwanda, which Mozambique invited to play a major part in the conflict taking place in the northern Cabo Delgado province of the country.

“The summit will receive a progress report on the decisions taken at the extraordinary summit on the SAMIM that was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, earlier this year,” the presidency said.

The mission has been deployed by SADC to support Mozambique to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism from an Islamic insurgency which started in 2017.

According to the presidency, the SADC Secretariat is expected to table a progress report on the mission as well as discuss a roadmap for an international conference to support the economic and social reconstruction of Cabo Delgado province.

Ramaphosa chairs the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, while the countries contributing military personnel to SAMIM are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, and Rwanda.

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