DAR ES SALAAM, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania is set to host the 39th summit of the 16-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August this year, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Palamagamba Kabudi, the nation's Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, said in a news conference that the summit to be held in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam will be chaired by President John Magufuli.
He said the summit will be preceded by a ministerial meeting that will bring together ministers, permanent secretaries and other government officials.
Kabudi said the summit will go in tandem with an exhibition that will display industrial products.
"I am appealing to industrialists to participate in the exhibition for marketing their products," said the minister.
SADC is a regional economic community established in 1992, which is committed to regional integration and poverty eradication within southern Africa through economic development and ensuring peace and security.