President Mnangagwa To Take Over Chairmanship Of Key SADC Organ
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is in mid-August this year assuming chairmanship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.
In a statement, the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services said SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, is arriving in Zimbabwe today ahead of President Mnangagwa assuming the chairmanship role.
Zimbabwe will soon assume the chairmanship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense and Security. Dr Tax will meet President Mnangagwa during her visit.
In 1996, SADC created the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security – an institutional framework for coordinating policies and activities on politics, defence, and security.
However, the Organ operated without a legal framework and clear objectives until SADC passed the Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation on 14th August 2001.
This Protocol establishes the objectives of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security – namely, promoting peace and security across Southern Africa, protecting the region’s people from instability due to the breakdown of law and order, developing a common foreign policy throughout the region, and cooperating on matters related to security and defence. — ZOOMZimbabwe