Sadc ministerial committee meets over Mozambique crisis

By Diplomatic Correspondent
THE SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika and Personnel Contributing Countries and the Republic of Mozambique have met in Pretoria with discussions centering on the situation in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique where over 800 000 people have been displaced.
SADC personnel contributing countries have met in Pretoria with the discussions centering on the security situation in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province where insurgency continues to cause havoc.
According to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Ambassador Frederick Shava the meeting discussed the progress made so far in combating terrorism as well as the measures that SADC has put in place in assisting people.
“Zimbabwe is part of the personnel contributing to the stabilisation of the situation in Mozambique and it is in this context that I attended the meeting,” he said.
The chairperson of the Ministerial Committee, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor also spoke on the outcome of the meeting.
“We had been directed to convene a meeting in regard to the situation,” she said.
Last month, the Extraordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the Heads of State and Government of SADC plus Mozambique held in South Africa approved the SAMIM extension. SAMIM was deployed in July and was supposed to last 90 days.
An estimated 800 000 people have been displaced in the northern Mozambican province and have been forced to relocate in and around the Province’s capital of Pemba.

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