Heads of State of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are meeting in Maputo, Mozambique today to discuss issues of regional integration and development.
The agenda will also deliberate on the insurgency in the country’s northern region of Cabo Delgado, regional food security as well as responses to HIV and COVID-19 by member states.
The Extraordinary Summit will be chaired by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. It will review progress made in the implementation 40th SADC Summit: 40 Years Building Peace and Security, and Promoting Development and Resilience in the Face of Global Challenges.
The meeting will also pay homage to late former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda. The 97-year-old played a pivotal role in the formation of the regional bloc and was instrumental in the liberation of several countries including Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The SADC flag and those of member States shall be flown at half-mast during the Summit.