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President Hakainde Hichilema set for state visit to Malawi

President Hakainde Hichilema is tomorrow expected to travel to Malawi to attend the Extraordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government.

This is according to a statement issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Stanley Kakubo.
The Summit has been convened by Malawian President Dr Lazarus Chakwera who is also chairperson of SADC, to discuss the security situation in Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique.

President will be accompanied by Mr Kakubo, Minister of Defence Ambrose Lufuma and Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu.

The summit this week will assess the operations of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), which are aimed at restoring peace and stability to Northern Mozambique.
This follows the rise in insurgency in the northern part of the republic of Mozambique from 2017, and in solidarity with the people of that country, at an extraordinary summit in June 2021, regional leaders approved the deployment of troops in July 2021, to combat acts of violent extremism in affected area of the Province.

President Hichilema is expected to return to Zambia the same day soon after his engagement.

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