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The President of the Republic of Namibia His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob yesterday welcomed the members of SADC in green and rainy Windhoek, for the Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

This was the first meeting Geingob was chairing in Namibia as the Chairperson of the SADC Troika.

The main issues discussed are the security and optical crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho and Mozambique.

Geingob stated that he has been receiving excellent support and cooperation from all of the members to discharge his responsibilities of steering this important structure of SADC. With this Geingob made it clear that they are addressing the challenges within the region in the quest of peaceful, stable, harmonious and prosperous region.

The president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa who was part of the summit his term of chairperson came to end, and he was replaced by the president of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema.

The Namibian head of state said that the regional commitment has always been to address inter and intra-state conflicts by peaceful means. In this spirit, these initiatives were aimed at obtaining a clearer understanding of the causes and impact of the civil unrest, and to consult key stakeholders on possible solutions to the prevailing challenges.

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February 1, 2023

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