02 April 2015
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is scheduled to host the 14th Africa-Nordic Meeting of Foreign Ministers. The Africa-Nordic Meeting was initiated in 2000 as an informal forum for political dialogue.
The Africa-Nordic forum was established during the year 2000, initially aimed at 10 African States, namely: Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa; and the Nordic countries, i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The Africa-Nordic Meetings are generally aimed at establishing new perspectives for the friendship, cooperation and solidarity that exists between various African countries and the Nordic countries.
It was during the 13th Ministerial Meeting held in Finland in 2013 that South Africa agreed to host the 14th Meeting. The 14th Africa-Nordic Meeting of Foreign Ministers is expected to be attended by 17 African Foreign Ministers and five Nordic Foreign Ministers.
The media are invited as follows:
Date: Thursday, 09 April 2015 (opening session)
Venue: Legend Safari Resorts, Limpopo (courtesy transport for media to depart from OR Tambo Building at 09h00am)
The Media are invited as follows:
Date: Friday, 10 April 2015 (media briefing)
Venue: Legend Safari Resorts, Limpopo (courtesy transport for media to depart from OR Tambo Building at 9h00am)
Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete +27 76 431 3078
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road