Windhoek, 16 August 2018 – President Kagame has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia where he is expected to attend and deliver remarks at the 38th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The President is attending in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union.
The Summit, which runs from 17-18 August, is held under the theme “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development” and focuses on sustainable growth through a conducive environment for industrialisation processes.
At the Summit, President Hage Geingob of Namibia will be taking over the SADC Chairmanship from President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
Formed in 1980, SADC aims to facilitate regional economic integration between Member States and within the continent.
It has 16 Member States including Angola, Botswana, Comoros (since 2017), DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.