The Ministerial Double Troika meets ahead of the Double Troika Summit and the 37th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, to consider the security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Ministerial Double Troika was attended by the Republics of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Swaziland. In her welcoming remarks, the Honourable Maite Nkoana Mashabane, Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, reiterated SADC’s commitment towards ensuring peace and stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The Ministerial Double Troika received a presentation on the current security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho, and among others: reiterated SADC’s support to the Government of Lesotho towards ensuring a lasting peace, security and stability. In this regard, the Ministerial Double Troika expressed concern at the slow progress in the implementation of SADC Decisions, and urged the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to submit a clear time-bound roadmap of the implementation of the SADC Decisions, in terms of the Reforms (Constitutional, Parliamentary, Judicial, Public Service and Security Sector), and the recommendations of the SADC Commission of Inquiry.