Minister Murwira leads Zim delegation to the SADC extraordinary summit

By Anyway Yotamu.
HARARE – The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Science and and Technology , Professor Amon Murwira in his capacity as the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is leading Zimbabwe’s delegation to the Extraordinary SADC Council of Ministers to be held tomorrow, June 22 in Maputo, Mozambique, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Spokesperson has said.
The SADC Council of Ministers will be held under strict COVID-19 protocols and in line with the decision of the SADC leaders that adopted a hybrid approach of limited face-to-face participation and the use of virtual platforms.
In a statement issued by the Spokesperson in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Constance Chemwaya, the Ministers’ meeting will be preceded by the Standing Committee of Senior Officials meeting on June 21.
Prof Murwira is also expected to participate in the SADC Business Forum that has been organised by the Republic of Mozambique from 22 to 23 June. Zimbabwe, through ZimTrade, will be showcasing the country’s trade and investment opportunities as well as seeking new business markets and partnerships in the region.
Ministers from the 16 SADC Member States will meet to consider the following important issues, among others; update on the COVID-19 situation in the region; status of implementation of decisions of previous Councils and Summits including the review of SADC’s institutional arrangements; disaster risk management response; progress on the recruitment of the next SADC Executive Secretary and Deputy Executive Secretary; Regional Integration and continental integration and international co-operation issues.
Zimbabwe’s effective participation in the above-mentioned meeting is key to the realisation of the country’s foreign policy objectives, particularly relating to the regions development and integration agenda.

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