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22 February 2020

Press Release on the SACU meetings hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland

19 - 23 June 2017 - Swaziland

Delegates from the SACU Member States are in Swaziland from the 19 to 23 June 2017, to attend the Meetings of SACU institutions. The 44th Meetings of the SACU Finance and Audit Committee, chaired by Botswana and the 44th Meeting of the SACU Commission, chaired by Swaziland will be held in Ezulwini, on the 19th and 20th to 22nd June 2017, respectively. The 31st Meeting of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Swaziland will take place on the 21st June 2017, at Ezulwini. This meeting will precede the 5th SACU Summit of the Heads of State and Government, which will be hosted by His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland and Chairperson of the SACU Heads of State and Government, on the 23rd June 2017, in Lozitha.

The 5th SACU Summit will be attended by the Heads of State and Government and representatives of SACU Member States, namely: the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, and the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland as the Chair.

The main focus of the Summit is to consider the report of the SACU Council of Ministers on progress to implement the Roadmap to re-invigorate the SACU Work Programme. This was agreed to by the Heads of State and Government during the special Meeting on the 12th November 2015, in Windhoek, Namibia. The report will also provide an update on the SACU Trade Agenda, focusing on trade negotiations and trade facilitation programmes.

Issued by:

Paulina M. Elago
Executive Secretary of SACU