By Chimwemwe Njoloma-Mana
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera Wednesday left for Mozambique to attend the Extraordinary Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) summit of Heads of State and Governments.
President Chakwera was seen off at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) by the Vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima and other senior government officials.
The summit will among other key issues discuss the regional response and support to the Republic of Mozambique in addressing terrorism, regional food and nutrition security, gender and food development, regional integration, cooperation and development.
The Summit will review progress made in the implementation of the theme of the 40th SADC summit which was endorsed by the SADC summit in August 2020.
The Summit will mark the regional commemoration of the 40th anniversary of SADC with the launch of three publications by the Mozambican President, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi in his capacity as the Chairperson of SADC.
Last month, President Chakwera was part of the Heads of State and Governments who attended the Extraordinary Double Troika Summit to discuss the establishment and operationalization of the humanitarian and emergency operation center and review the security situation in Mozambique.
The Republic of Mozambique and several SADC member states have declared days of national mourning in honor of the late first President of the Republic of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda.
The SADC flag and those of SADC member states shall be flown at half-mast during the extraordinary summit and preceding meetings.
The Summit Heads of State and Governments is the supreme policy-making institution of SADC with the responsibility for the overall policy direction and control of functions of the community in accordance with Article 10 of the SADC treaty.
According to a Press release from the State House, Chakwera returns home on Thursday morning around 11:00 am through KIA.