South Africa attends SADC Council of Ministers meeting in Namibia

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu. Photo: RR

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, is attending a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers which is currently underway in Namibia.

The SADC Council of Ministers is responsible for overseeing the functioning and development of the region. The Council also ensures that policies and decisions taken are implemented.

“The ongoing SADC Council of Ministers Meeting is expected to deliberate on a number of key issues pertaining to the region and will also consider a number of strategic documents and receive update reports on the progress made since the last meeting, which took place in Windhoek, Namibia in August 2018,” reads a statement issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).

“Key issues to be deliberated upon will include the status of finances of the organisation and the approval of the 2019/20 budget. Furthermore, Council will also reflect on progress made towards Continental and Regional Integration.

“In addition, Council will receive a progress report on the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap and on the implementation of the current theme of the 38th SADC Summit “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.”

The SADC Council of Ministers Meeting was preceded by meetings of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials on 11 March 2019 and the Finance Committee on 12 March 2019.

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