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SADC and Germany enter into a Framework Agreement on Development Cooperation with the aim of fostering economic development

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Federal Republic of Germany solidified their commitment to collaborative development with the signing of the SADC-German Framework Agreement on Development Cooperation.

Executed in Gaborone, Botswana, on November 8, 2023, the agreement was signed by Elias Mpedi Magosi, the Executive Secretary of SADC, and Margit Hellwig-Bötte, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Botswana and Special Representative to SADC.

The Development Cooperation outlined in the agreement is geared towards fostering sustainable development, encompassing economic efficiency, social justice, environmental viability, and political stability. This cooperative effort adheres to both parties' respective laws and regulations, primarily focusing on benefiting the people in the SADC region.

The Framework Agreement places significant emphasis on dialogue as a vital political mechanism, facilitating open discussions on mutual interests to strengthen and deepen cooperation between the two entities. Ambassador Hellwig-Bötte reiterated Germany's dedication to expanding cooperation with SADC to promote regional integration, alleviate poverty, and facilitate sustainable development. The signing ceremony included high-level representatives from both sides, underscoring the importance and commitment of the parties involved in this collaborative effort.

The official announcement has been released on the SADC’s website.

Photo by Thomas Martinsen on Unsplash


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