President Speeches (1)
- The Vice-President of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, Hon. Dr. Fiarovana Lovanirina Celéstin ;
- Hon. Speakers and Hon. Members of the Executive Committee here present;
- The Secretary General, Ms Boemo M. Sekgoma, and staff of the SADC PF.
- The Chairperson of the Committee of Clerks Ms Barbra Dithapo.
- Ladies and Gentlemen.
- Comrades and Friends.
Let me begin by welcoming to you all to this important second meeting of our Executive Committee which precedes the 49th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum to be hosted by Parliament of Botswana. Let me also express my gratitude to you, Hon. Members of the Executive Committee, and the Secretariat, for supporting my Office while DRC holds the prestigious position of the Presidency of the Forum. The warm wave of support that I immediately felt upon joining the Forum, should continue to define the way we do business going forward. Together, driven by our common aspiration for a fully integrated SADC Region, we will overcome any obstacles that may stand in our path in our endeavour to steer the Forum to be, "The flag bearer of democratisation and socio-economic development in the SADC Region."
Hon. Speakers, Hon. Members, Ladies and Gentlemen,