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Communiqué of the 32nd Summit of SADC Heads of State and
Government Maputo, Mozambique
August 18, 2012
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1. The 32ndSession
of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern
African Development Community (SADC) was held in Maputo, Republic
of Mozambique on 17th and 18th August 2012.
2. Summit elected
H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza, the President of the Republic of Mozambique
and H.E.President Joyce Banda of the Republic of Malawi as Chairperson
and Deputy Chairperson of SADC, respectively.
3. Summit also
elected H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic
of Tanzania and H.E. President Hifikepunye Pohamba of the Republic
Namibia as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the SADC Organ
on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, respectively.
4. Summit was
attended by the following Heads of State and Government and or their
President Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama
DRC H.E. President
Joseph Kabila Kabange
Hon. Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane
President Joyce Banda
President Armando Emilio Guebuza
President Hifikepunye Pohamba
President James Alix Michel
H.E. President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
Majesty King Mswati III
H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania
President Michael Chilufya Sata
President Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Fernando da Piedade Dias Dos Santos, Vice President
Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration
and International Trade
5. Summit was
also attended by H.E. Joaquim Alberto Chissano, former President
of Mozambique, and SADC Mediator on the conflict in Madagascar.
6. In attendance
were also the following: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma South African
Minister of Home Affairs and Incoming Chairperson of the African
Union Commission, (AUC), H.E. Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of
the African Development Bank (AfDB),Mr Sindiso Ndema Ngwenya, Secretary
General of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General and of the East African
Community (EAC) and Dr. Esau M. Chiviya, Secretary General of the
SADC Parliamentary Forum.
7. H.E. President Guebuza, SADC Chairperson and host of the 32nd
Summit welcomed the SADC Heads of State and Government and other
delegates to the Republic of Mozambique. In his speech, President
Guebuza paid tribute to the outgoing Chairperson for having provided
good leadership to the Region. He indicated that his chairpersonship
shall, amongst others, focus on the Development Corridors as Vehicles
for SADC Regional Integration that need to be harnessed due to the
role they play in consolidating social dimensions of development
and the regional integration process.
the official opening ceremony of Summit through his Vice President,
H.E. Fernando de Piedade Dias Dos Santos, Outgoing SADC Chairperson,
H.E. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of the Republic of Angola,
thanked the Heads of State and Government, the entire Region, and
International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) for supporting him during
his chairpersonship. In handing over the chairpersonship to Mozambique,
President dos Santos pledged his support and urged all the Member
States to render Mozambique their undivided support as they did
to Angola during his tenure of office.
9. In his acceptance
statement, the new SADC Chairperson and host of the 32nd Ordinary
SADC Summit, H.E. President Guebuza said that Mozambique accepts
the chairpersonship of SADC with immense humility and shall continue
to count on all SADC Member States to assist in his endeavour to
move the Region forward.
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