The official opening of the 41st Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government will take place on the morning of 17th August, 2021 at the Bingu International Convention Centre. The ceremony will be attended by the Heads of State and Government and their Spouses, Foreign Ministers, other Ministers from country delegations, Special guests, Malawian Officials, Forum delegates and other guests that will be invited to the event. However, due to the prevailing COVID 19 Pandemic, the Government of the Republic of Malawi will institute strict preventive measures which may include restricting the number of the invited guests to the Official Opening Ceremony.
The invitations shall be issued in Malawi through the Liaison Officers for the respective delegations.
Immediately after the Official opening, the Heads of State and Government will gather for the official group photograph.