Southern Africa: Vice-President Leaves for Swaziland to Attend SADC Summit

The Angolan Vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, left this Monday for Swaziland, where he will represent the head of State Jose Eduardo dos Santos at the 36th Summit of the heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), set for 30-31 August.

At Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro International Airport, Manuel Vicente was bid farewell by the State Minister and Head of the President's Civil Office, Edeltrudes Costa, deputy governor of Luanda, Jovelina Imperial and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto.

The summit will take place in Lozitha under the motto "Mobilization of Resources for the Investments in Infrastructures, in view to an inclusive and prosperous Industrialization of the Region".

The meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers, which prepared the summit, recommended for the implementation of feasible development projects in the medium and short term, at the level of member states.

The same meeting took place on Saturday in Mbabane, Swaziland. The Angolan delegation was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti.

SADC is comprised of Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia , Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Seychelles.

Source: Angola Press Agency.