H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (left), President of the United Republic of Tanzania walking towards the Meeting Hall where the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Troika-Organ on Politics, Defence and Security late this evening at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. Walking next to him is H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa and the outgoing Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão.
Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation welcomes H.E. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and the outgoing Chairman of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security in a discussion with the outgoing SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão. President Kikwete had just arrived late afternoon today and was received by his counterpart President Joyce Banda of Malawi at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi. The President is also expected to participate in the 33rd Heads of State and Government SADC Summit scheduled to commence tomorrow August 17 to 18, 2013.
Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation sitting next to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, as they are getting set to participate in SADC Troika-Organ meeting led by President Kikwete this evening.
Other delegates in attendance.
The new Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania in Ethiopia, H.E. Ambassador Naimi Aziz (left) and H.E. Ambassador Radhia Msuya, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in South Africa were also in attendance during the SADC Troika-Organ, Chaired by the outgoing Chairman President Kikwete.
Tanzania had assumed the Chairmanship from President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in August of 2012 during the 31st Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held in Maputo, Mozambique. H.E Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia is expected to take the next Chairmanship later this month.
H.E. Ambassador Adadi Rajab (left), Tanzania High Commissioner in Zimbabwe, H.E. Ambassador Patrick Tsere (2nd left), Tanzania High Commissioner in Malawi and Dr. Laurean Ndumbaro, Political Advisor to President Kikwete.
Dr. Stergomena L. Tax, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of East African Cooperation and the new SADC Executive Secretary replacing the outgoing Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão. Also in the photo is Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
Tanzania delegation during the SADC Troika-organ meeting.
Chief of Protocol Ambassador Mohammed Maharage Juma (right) in a light moment with Ambassador Flossie Gomile-Chidyaonga, High Commissioner of Malawi in Tanzania.
All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago