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Namibia to attend SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting

Hon. Dr. Peya Mushelenga, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation will travel to Luanda, Angola to attend the Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers from 10-11 March 2024. His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola will Chair the meeting in his capacity as the Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers.

The SADC Council of the Ministers was preceded by the meeting of SADC Senior officials which took place between 4-6 March 2024. Hon. Dr. Peya Mushelenga will be supported by Ambassador Penda Naanda, Executive Director, Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation; Mr. Titus Ndove, Executive Director, Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises as well as other Senior Government officials from the Ministries of International Relations and Cooperation; Finance and Public Enterprises as well as Industrialisation and Trade.

The Ministers will review and discuss the status of implementation of the SADC Council and Summit Decisions; as well as review progress on the implementation of theme of the 43rd SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government which is “Human and Financial Capital:

The Key Drivers for Sustainable Industrialisation in the SADC Region”. The theme seeks to address two of the most critical enablers in supporting regional industrialisation, namely adequate human resources within the context of climate change and 4th Industrial Revolution, and adequate financial resources to ensure more sustainable funding mechanisms. The Ministers will also receive updates on the implementation of various programmes and activities of regional integration; assess progress made during the 2023/2024 Financial Year; deliberate on the outlook for 2024/2025 and discuss and approve the SADC Secretariat’s Annual Corporate Plan and Budget for the year 2024/2025.

-Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation