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18/08/2011: Head of State calls for prevalence of common future vision

Head of State calls for prevalence of common future vision

Luanda – Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, appealed in Luanda to the members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to continue focussing on common future, based on sustained and socially balanced development. The President was addressing the 31st Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC held in Luanda.

According to the statesman, the vision should promote the competitiveness and participation in globalization; thus facilitating the movement of capitals, people and goods, gathering different cultural patterns and empower the enhancement of human resources. The SADC presidency proposes, during its mandate, is to
accomplish, among other tasks: consolidation of bases for regional integration, through development of infrastructure of trade and economic liberalization.

Reviewing the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and implementing a financial strategy of Regional Development Funding and its functioning for preparation and development of infrastructure
projects, were also stressed by the president. He also spoke about the implementation of regional poverty
observatory of SADC, increment the fighting and control of transmissible diseases; HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The materialization of the programmes for joint management of cross-border natural resources, with the stress to Field of Cross-border Conservation, are also part of tasks to be developed by the SADC presidency.

Jose Eduardo dos Santos also referred about the conception of an industry development Programme, the implementation of Coordination Centre of Agriculture Research and development and contribute to peaceful resolution of the remaining conflicts in the region as well as for consolidation of peace,
security, human rights and democracy at SADC.

According to the president, "these are the aspects of which the institution intends to give priority with a view to achieve the minimum real convergence as the condition for the success of our integration.