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Southern Africa leaders to hold talks on economic growth

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Heads of states from the southern Africa regional bloc, Sadc, are set to hold a meeting  today in the Democratic Republic of Congo for talks on economic growth and integration.

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The two-day summit, which opens on Wednesday will be attended by dozen heads of state who arrived in the capital,Kinshasa, on Tuesday.

The leaders will discuss how to promote industrialisation through the transformation of agriculture, the development of mineral resources and the development of value chains at the regional level.

DR Congo also intends to seek the assistance of the bloc to restore peace and security in its territory.

Another aim of the summit is the hand-over of the bloc leadership to the Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi by the current head of the bloc, Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera.

MTO/BBC

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