The presidents of Botswana, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe met with President Filipe Nyusi after the prolonged attack in recent weeks on the northern Mozambican city of Palma. The leaders met as part of the South African Development Community with 16 nations. known as SADC.
A team of technical experts will be sent to northern Mozambique to assess the situation and recommend what action the group should take. The regional bloc has been criticized for failing in previous summits to agree on specific actions to combat the Mozambican crisis, which threatens to spread instability in the region.
More than 2,600 people have been killed and 670,000 displaced since the start of the rebel uprising in 2017, creating a massive humanitarian crisis, according to UN agencies.
Nyusi, in a speech in Mozambique, said his government has sought help from neighboring countries and other international powers, but it does not want to compromise its sovereignty.
Nyusi announced Wednesday that government forces had regained control of Palma, after a protracted battle with the rebels. More than 100 well-armed rebels attacked Palma on March 24 and held more than half of the strategic center for more than 10 days.
The terrorists have been expelled from Palma. We do not intend to declare victory because we are in an ongoing fight against terrorism, but we are confident that if we are united, we will win, Nyusi said, speaking in Portuguese in the state media.
At least 50 people were killed, including some who were beheaded, in the rebel attack on Palma and thousands fled the port city, which had more than 70,000 inhabitants before the rebel attack.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was accompanied by his ministers of defense, intelligence and foreign affairs.
The SADC is deeply concerned about the ongoing terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado, especially the lives and well-being of residents who continue to suffer from cruel, brutal and indiscriminate attacks, Ramaphosas spokesman Tyrone Seale said on Thursday.
Last week South Africa sent military personnel to evacuate its citizens who were trapped in Palma. South African forces also carried the remains of Adrian Nel, a South African who was killed in the attack. He had been doing contract work in Palma since January, according to local reports.
The rebel attack on Palma brought the French oil and gas giant, Total, to completely withdraw its staff and close operations on its multi-billion dollar investment a few kilometers (Palma) from Palma.
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