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Tomaz Salomão

Dr Tomaz Salomão
3rd Executive Secretary of SADC
In office
August 2005 – September 2013
Preceded by Prega Ramsamy
Succeeded by Stergomena Tax
Personal details
Born (1954-10-16) 16 October 1954
Inharrime, Portuguese Mozambique
Nationality Mozambican

Tomaz Salomão (born 16 October 1954) is a Mozambican economist, who served as the third Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Salomão was appointed at the 2005 Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community in Gaborone, Botswana. He earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Opponents of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe have criticized Salomão for his assessment of Zimbabwean elections as free and fair. Salomão said that SADC would pull out an EU summit to be held in Lisbon in December 2007 if Zimbabwe was on the agenda. "SADC will not go to Lisbon to discuss Zimbabwe because the summit is not about Zimbabwe, but about relations between the EU and Africa," he said.

Sources

  • Biography at worldbank.org


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