Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai portrayed that assessment - reached after three days of discussions among Southern African Development Community
leaders - as an endorsement of further talks.
The Japanese government also called on the Zimbabwean government to proactively cooperate with international diplomatic efforts, including those of the Southern African Development Community
, the African Union and the United Nations, for the normalization and stabilization of the political situation in Zimbabwe.
The talks in SwazilandAa opened without South African President Thabo Mbeki, who has been appointed mediator for Zimbabwe by the region and has faced criticism over his quiet diplomacy approach South Africa said there was no need for a military intervention in Zimbabwe as the Southern African Development Community
defence and security committee - made up of Angola, Tanzania and Swaziland - started its meeting.
The African Union and Southern African Development Community
should "deploy a significant number of election monitors and ensure their continued presence until the electoral process is completed and results officially declared," it said.
Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa told the emergency summit of the Southern African Development Community
(SADC) that doing nothing was not an option.
Global web-based movement AVAAZ has more than 100,000 signatures in a petition to leaders of the Southern African Development Community
(SADC) condemning the shipment of arms and calling for an immediate suspension on arms transfers to Zimbabwe under the current political situation.
Bost hosted a regional roundtable conference in Cape Town on the issues and challenges facing the Southern African Development Community
In December, South African President Thabo Mbeki and leaders from other Southern African Development Community
countries, including Namibia, Mozambique and Tanzania, opposed the continued suspension of Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth for human rights abuses.
The United States and the Southern African Development Community
(SADC) signed a joint declaration on SA/LW measures in December 2000 which includes commitments to destruction of excess and illicit arms.
Given the increased role of the Southern African Development Community
(SADC)--a coalition of 14 countries designed to foster increased economic and governmental stability through the use of collective peacekeeping forces--and the recent relative stability of the region, discussion of an African revitalization was beginning to sound less fanciful.
As Chairman of the Southern African Development Community
, President Mwanawasa worked tirelessly to uphold the values of good governance, speaking out against human rights abuses and threats to democracy when many others were silent.
A further positive development was that imported goods originating within the Southern African Development Community
(SADC) are now duty free which promotes intra SADC trade thus strengthening regional economic integration, says Munetsi.