His Excellency President Dr Hage G. Geingob of the Republic of Namibia has said that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must continue toconsolidate the region’s shared economic interest and common political values so that the citizens of the region can enjoy improved livelihoods. President Geingob who is the incoming Chairperson of SADC, made the remarks when he received a briefing from the Executive Secretary of SADC Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax on the preparations for the upcoming 38th SADC Summit of Heads of States and Government which will be held on 17 – 18 August in Windhoek, Namibia.
The Briefing took place on Monday, 23rd July 2018 at State House in Windhoek, Namibia.
During the meeting the SADC Executive Secretary, also presented the social, economic and political situation in the region. President Geingob emphasized the importance for peace to prevail in the region, and added that without peace and stability in the region, economic growth and development will remain elusive.
President Geingob, will become the Chairperson of SADC on 17th August 2018 during the SADC Summit which will be convened under theme: “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.”
Namibia is home of the SADC Treaty, having hosted the historic Summit of 1992, where leaders from the region signed the SADC Treaty and Declaration that effectively transformed the then Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) into Southern African Development Community (SADC).