Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lucky Sikwese has said that the extraordinary Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)Troika Summit for Defence and Security Organ, which will take place on Friday 27th November in Gaborone Botswana aims at finding solutions to some emerging security challenges the region is facing.
Speaking in Gaborone Botswana on Thursday, ahead of the Summit Sikwese said that the summit will tackle issues of some pockets of terrorism in the region especially in Mozambique and the proposed change in the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“The leaders will discuss how the Regional group should tackle terrorism attacks in northern Mozambique and the proposal by the United Nations to make some changes in the Force Intervention Brigade” said Sikwese.
Sikwese said the urgency of the matter at hand has moved the regional grouping to call for a physical meeting despite the Covid-19 epidemic.
“The two security issues are crucial for the continued peace in the region, hence the Chairperson of the Troika His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi president of the Republic of Botswana find it necessary to call for this extraordinary meeting”, said Sikwese
Sikwese further said that the state President of the Republic of Malawi His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera will arrive in Botswana on Friday morning for the meeting and return home to Malawi the same day.
Other heads of States expected to attend the summit are Presidents of : United Republic of Tanzania, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe.