SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADORS BACK IN PRETORIA FOR BIENNIAL MEETING

South African International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is hosting the biennial Heads of Mission Conference here this week.

The conference, which runs from Monday through Friday, brings together the heads of South Africa’s diplomatic missions abroad to assess national, regional, continental and global trends and dynamics to determine a strategy to be implemented in line with South Africa’s foreign policy vision and mission.

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation said in a statement here Sunday that President Jacob Zuma was expected to deliver a keynote address at the conference.

The conference’s programme is divided into various themes looking into the role of South Africa’s diplomatic missions in the promotion and implementation of government’s priorities and programmes, particularly the National Development Plan, the implementation of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, and the full realisation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The conference will also serve as a platform for South Africa’s diplomats to be briefed about progress on the government’s programmes and plans.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.