Internal Affairs

Heads of Mission to hold biennial meeting

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will this week host the biennial Heads of Mission Conference.

The conference is scheduled to commence on Monday and conclude on Friday 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 to determine a strategy to be implemented in line with South Africa’s foreign policy vision and mission, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on Sunday.

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 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 Agenda 2063, and the full realisation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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

Source: South African Government News Agency