16 October 2016
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the biennial Heads of Mission Conference
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host the biennial Heads of Mission Conference from the 17th - 21 October 2016 in Pretoria.
The Heads of Mission Conference brings together the heads of South Africa’s diplomatic missions abroad to assess national, regional, continental and global trends and dynamics and determine a strategy to be implemented in line with South Africa’s foreign policy vision and mission.
President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver a keynote address at the conference.
The conference’s programme is divided into various themes looking into the role of our diplomatic missions in the promotion and implementation of government's priorities and programmes, in particular the National Development Plan; the implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063; and the full realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will also serve as a platform for South Africa’s diplomats to be briefed about progress vis-à-vis government’s programmes and plans.
Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road