President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, is now the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
He took over from President John Magufuli of Tanzania during a virtual summit held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
It would be recalled that Mr. Magufuli
Magufuli took over from his predecessor, president Hage Geingob, in 2019.
The 2020 SADC Summit which is the 40th of its kind was held virtually because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
It was held under the theme: ’40 Years Building Peace and Security, and Promoting Development and Resilience in the Face of Global Challenges’.
SADC is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.
Its goal is to promote socio-economic cooperation and integration as well as political and security cooperation among 16 southern African countries.
It is headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana, and was founded on
August 17, 1992, with it’s working languages being English; French; Portuguese; Kiswahili.