Vice President Back From SADC Summit in Botswana (allAfrica.com)

The vice-president, Manuel Vicente, returned Tuesday afternoon to Luanda from Gaborone (Botswana), where representing the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, he attended the 35th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

At 4 Fevereiro International Airport, Manuel Vicente received welcome greetings from the Minister of State and Head of the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic, Edeltrudes Costa, among other government officials.

The summit, held under the theme “Accelerating the industrialization of economies of SADC, through the transformation of natural and enhancement of human capital wealth,”marked the 23rd anniversary of the SADC foundation and the handing over the rotating presidency from Zimbabwe to the Republic of Botswana.

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