Media statement

09 October 2015

Statement by the South African Government on the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The Government of South Africa wishes to extend its congratulations to the people of Tunisia on the occasion of the announcement that the National Dialogue Quartet has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015.

The leadership shown by the members of the Quartet in striving for an inclusive national dialogue and seeking political consensus during one of the most difficult periods in the history of Tunisia is to be commended.

We are proud as fellow Africans of the example set by our brothers and sisters in Tunisia as a shining example of finding African solutions to African problems.

South Africa will continue to support the efforts of the Government and people of Tunisia as they consolidate their democratic transition and combat the scourge of terrorism.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela,  Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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