A delegation from the Republic of Angola, led by the Contact Point responsible for matters relating to the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Ambassador Sandro de Oliveira, visited the Secretariat, 27 July 2017, to hold consultations with the Directorate of the Organ, in preparation for their tenure at the helm of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. The Republic of Angola will assume the Chair of the Organ from August 2017 to August 2018.
Among others, the meeting discussed how to effectively implement the decisions of relevant structures and facilitate the promotion of peace, security and stability in the region. Additionally, the meeting discussed the Minimum Standards for hosting of SADC technical and policy meetings; and the tentative Calendar of Events/Activities for the period August 2017 to August 2018.
As such, it was prudent that the delegation would engage the Secretariat to ensure that an effective and efficient mechanism is established to coordinate the implementation of Organ priorities during the tenure of the Republic of Angola as Chair of the Organ.
Among the resolutions of the meeting was that during the tenure of Angola, there will be joint monitoring of implementation of MCO decisions, and those of the Council and Summit that are relevant to the Organ sectors.