The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mrs. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) together with H.E. Mr. Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia. He welcomed SADC’s important contribution to the pursuit of peace and stability in the Great Lakes region and its strong support both to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, and to the Uganda Talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Government and the M23.
He also expressed appreciation for SADC’s constructive role in Madagascar and underlined the readiness of the United Nations to work with SADC in this regard.