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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 17:03 - Updated Fri, 07 Aug 2009 17:03

SADC Defence Inspectors meet Tuesday


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Luanda - Angola will host the first meeting of the working group of Defence Inspector of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), set for August 11-13 this year, Angop learnt from a military source.

According to general inspector of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), gen. Rafael Sapilinha "Sambalanga", at least 11 countries, among SADC 13 members, have confirmed their participation.

The group confirmed includes Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Uganda that is attending as an observer.

Madagascar that is also a member, has been banned from the organisation, following the situation of political and military instability prevailing in the country.

According to the source, the meeting will analyse and approve documents that will rule the functioning of the SADC Working Group of Defence Inspectors, recently admitted in the Defence and Security Committee structures of the regional institution.

The meeting is being preceded by a session of experts from members States on  Friday, August 7, who are preparing all documents to be submitted to the SADC Defence Inspectors session.

Angola will take up the presidency of the SADC Working Group of General Inspectors for one year.