Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe left Harare for Botswana on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks with his Botswana counterpart Ian Khama on the forthcoming Southern African Development Community (SADC) annual summit set for August, New Ziana reported Tuesday.
President Mugabe is the current SADC chairman and is deputized by Khama whose country will host the August summit.
Officials said the two leaders will discuss the agenda for the summit and get a briefing on preparations for the meeting where Khama is expected to take over the rotating SADC chairmanship from Mugabe.
During the visit, Mugabe is also expected to tour the organisation’s headquarters in Gaborone, according to the organization’s tradition for a sitting SADC chairperson.
Zimbabwe last month hosted an extraordinary SADC summit of heads of state and government that adopted a regional industrialization strategy that will see member states prioritizing value addition and beneficiation of their vast natural resources.
The industrialization strategy will be implemented in three phases covering 2015 to 2063. Enditem