In his maiden speech at the opening of the 38th SADC Summit, Ramaphosa highlighted that in the recent past, the regional body has developed key plans that guide efforts to realise its mandate.
“These include the Revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (2015-2020), the Regional Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap, the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan, and the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ.
“Together, these plans are critical for deepening regional integration among SADC Member States and ensuring the sustainable development of our region. Our priorities are inextricably linked to the Continental Agenda, and in particular the implementation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
“These priorities require that we continue with our efforts to support the COMESA – EAC – SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area as an important building block towards the achievement of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” Ramaphosa said.
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