SADC Troika to support ongoing political reforms in Lesotho: Geingob

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation will continue to support the Kingdom of Lesotho in the realization of the ongoing political reforms in that country.

President Hage Geingob said this when he chaired a meeting of the SADC Organ Troika in Maseru, Lesotho and also witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Sam Matekane.

A media statement issued on Sunday by the Presidency said Geingob convened a meeting of the SADC Troika with the objective of reviewing the progress of SADC decisions in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Congo.

“Geingob thanked the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho and the people for a free and peaceful election as had been reflected in the reports of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission,” the statement read.

Geingob said following the successful conclusion of the general election in Lesotho, the leaders of the Organ Troika expressed satisfaction with the progress in that country and agreed to accompany the country with ongoing reforms in order to consolidate democracy and stability.

With regard to the political situation in Mozambique, the SADC Secretariat was tasked with the preparation of an updated report on the SADC Mission in Mozambique.

Meanwhile, the Troika leaders also discussed the status of the SADC Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo and resolved to hold consultations with authorities there and to continue strengthening dialogue with the United Nations, the statement concluded.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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