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2007 Extra-Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government
African Development Community (SADC)
March 29, 2007
Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC met in Dar-es-Salaam,
United Republic of Tanzania on 29 March 2007 to discuss the political,
economic and security situation in the region, with special focus
on the situations in Lesotho, DRC and Zimbabwe.
was chaired by His Excellence President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Chairperson
of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
DRC H.E. President
Kingdom of Lesotho Right Honourable Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili
Malawi H.E. President Bingu wa Mutharika
Mozambique H.E. President Armando Emilio Guebuza
Namibia H.E. President Hifikepunye Pohamba
South Africa H.E. Thabo Mbeki
Kingdom Of Swaziland Right Honourable Prime Minister Themba Dlamini
United Republic of Tanzania H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Zambia H.E. President Levy P. Mwanawasa
Zimbabwe H.E. President Robert G. Mugabe
Botswana H.E. Vice-President Honourable Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian
Angola Honourable Joao Bernardo Miranda Minister of External Relations
Madagascar H.E. Bruno Ranarivelo Ambassador to Mauritius
Mauritius H.E. Mahomed Dossa High Commissioner to South Africa
POLITICAL SITUATION IN LESOTHO
Summit recalled that the Kingdom of Lesotho recently held successful,
peaceful and democratic elections.
Summit noted and appreciated a briefing by the Right Honourable
Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and a report from the Executive
Secretary arising out of the meeting of the Ministerial Double Troika
on post electoral developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Summit decided to send a SADC delegation at the Ministerial level
to go and assess the situation as requested by the political parties.
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN DRC
Summit recalled that SADC took an active part in ensuring the holding
of fee, fair and democratic elections in the DRC and congratulated
the Government and the people of DRC for the successful outcome.
Summit noted and appreciated the briefing by H.E. President Joseph
Kabila on the current political situation in the DRC.
Summit resolved to render unconditional support to the Government
of the DRC in its quest to restore law and order, maintaining peace
and stability and spearheading national reconstruction.
Summit reaffirmed the sovereign right of the DRC to have a single
national army and urged all armed groups to integrate into the national
army or to be demobilized.
Summit reiterated that the rule of law in the DRC must be observed
and respected by all parties in conformity with accepted international
Summit expressed concern on the loss of lives and urged all parties
to respect the sanctity of human life and the principles of human
Summit expressed its support to the ongoing effort for the economic
reconstruction of the DRC.
POLITICAL SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE
Summit noted and appreciated the briefing by H.E. President Robert
G. Mugabe on the current political developments in Zimbabwe.
Summit recalled that free, fair and democratic Presidential elections
were in 2002 in Zimbabwe.
Summit reaffirms its solidarity with the Government and the people
Summit mandated H.E. President Thabo Mbeki to continue to facilitate
dialogue between the opposition and the Government and report back
to the Troika on the progress. The Extra-Ordinary Summit also encouraged
enhanced diplomatic contacts which will assist with the resolution
of the situation in Zimbabwe.
Summit mandated the SADC Executive Secretary to undertake a study
on the economic situation in Zimbabwe and propose measures on how
SADC can assist Zimbabwe recover economically.
Summit reiterated the appeal to Britain to honour its compensation
obligations with regard to land reform made at the Lancaster House.
Summit appealed for the lifting of all forms of sanctions against
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