20 October 2023
Deputy Minister Botes to participate in the Inaugural Lomé Peace and Security Forum
The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on 21-22 October 2023 participate in the Inaugural Lomé Peace and Security Forum in Lomé, Togo.
The Inaugural Lomé Peace and Security Forum is a framework on Peace and Security issues aimed at bringing together African Heads of State, Ministers, Senior Officials, key experts and international stakeholders to discuss democratic governance and political transitions and to identify and collectively find solutions to various challenges that the continent is faced with.
The objective of the forum is to “develop a new prism for understanding and reading political transitions, taking into account the contexts and dynamics of their emergence, as well as the crucial issues and challenges relating to the strengthening of democratic governance in Africa”.
The Lomé Peace and Security Forum intends to explore new perspectives in understanding African security challenges and finding new ways to address them.
Deputy Minister Botes says his participation in the forum serves to underscore South Africa’s principled commitment to finding lasting peace and stability on the continent.
Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
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