ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT TO ATTEND SADC MEETING IN PRETORIA SATURDAY TO DISCUSS LESOTHO SITUATION

LUSAKA, Zambian President Edgar Lungu will attend Saturday’s South African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika summit to discuss the security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho to be hosted in Pretoria by South African President Jacob Zuma, the current Chair of the 15-nation sub-regional bloc

Zambian Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba, who confirmed this at a media briefing here Thursday, said the summit was being held after an SADC fact-finding mission was sent to Lesotho, The mission was undertaken by the ministerial organ of the grouping on Sept 7, following the killing of Lesotho’s Army chief, General Khoantle Motsomotso.

Kalaba said the summit would consider the report of the Troika organ and make recommendations on how to advance and consolidate peace in Lesotho.

He added that President Lungu was scheduled to travel to New York later to participate in the high-level segment of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which will be held under the theme “Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.

The President is expected to address the UN general assembly on Sept 19.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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