Angolan, South African presidents meet
Luanda, Luanda – The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, met Friday in Luanda with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, short before the opening of a meeting of the Troika that precedes the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). For about 40 minutes, the heads of State are believed to have discussed matters concerning bilateral cooperation and the situation in the region and world as a whole. President Jacob Zuma has come to Luanda to attend the Extraordinary Summit of SADC heads of State and Government taking place in the Angolan capital. The Luanda meeting is reviewing matters related to the process of regional integration and includes session of the Troika (Angola, Mozambique and Namibia), of the SADC Council of. Ministers and of the Political, Defence and Security Cooperation Organ. SADC groups Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius, Malaw, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Mozambique. Seychelles has been suspended from the regional organisation on account of a coup dEtat that disrupted Constitutional order there.