Zuma hands over position of SADC organ chair to Mozambique

2015-08-18 05:39
President Jacob Zuma. (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

President Jacob Zuma. (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has handed over the position of chair of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security cooperation to the Republic of Mozambique, the Presidency said.

South Africa took over the one year tenure of the position at the last Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Zimbabwe last year. 

“When South Africa took over the chair... from the Republic of Namibia in August 2014, we did so, fully aware of the responsibility that lay ahead. We are once again honoured and privileged to have led the organ on behalf of the region’’ Zuma said at the 35th SADC summit in Botswana on Monday, according to a statement. 

"I am pleased to report that we have developed a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, to ensure our preparedness in confronting these threats facing the continent and the world, today. Similarly we are addressing other threats to our regional stability such as the risks of natural disasters, poverty and underdevelopment.

"As a region we have committed ourselves to ensuring that our regional early warning system is improved to ensure that it provides effective and efficient alerts to potential areas of insecurity and instability". 

He said during its tenure, South Africa led six SADC electoral observer missions to Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Zambia and to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

"As I handover the chairship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, I cannot but reaffirm South Africa’s continued support and engagement within the Organ Troika.

"I extend our congratulations to the new Chair of the organ on politics, defence, and security cooperation, His Excellency President Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique, as well as the incoming chair [of SADC], His Excellency President Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania."

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