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Unite to deal with insurgency in Mozambique-SADC urged

By Staff Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation has urged the region to unite in combating insurgent groups in neighbouring Mozambique.

The President who chaired a one-day Extraordinary Troika Summit in Harare this Tuesday at the State House said the threat of terrorism in Mozambique must be dealt with decisively in-order to maintain stability within the region.

”successfully preventing and combating terrorism requires renewed and a firm commitment from all SADC member states. It also calls for an enhanced joint action given the transnational nature of the terrorist groups’’.

 President Mnangagwa urged all SADC member states to cooperate in the fight against this threat.

‘’let us, therefore, undertake deliberations on the matter before us today with renewed determination to win the fight against terrorism in-order to guarantee sustainable peace and development in our region’’

The meeting was attended by Zambia, Botswana, and Mozambique Heads of State and Government among other delegates. The Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit sought to consider the urgent security situation in Mozambique following its formal request to the regional body.