Minister Thandi Modise arrives in Russia to attend the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Thandi Modise, today (Monday, 15 August 2022), landed in Moscow, Russia, to attend the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security at the invitation of the Russian Minister of Defence, General Shoigu.
The Conference, which takes place from the 15th to the 17th of August 2022, will be attended by Ministers of Defence from different countries as well as experts and key stakeholders in the military field. The Conference‘s objectives are to share practical ideas and explore solutions on matters of global security. Minister Thandi Modise will address the conference on Tuesday, the 16th of August.
Minister Thandi Modise is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with the Russian Minister of Defence, General Shoigu, on the margins of the conference. South Africa and the Russian Federation enjoy cordial relations. Both countries have signed a number of military-related bilateral agreements which are yielding significant benefits for both countries.
The conference will also be an opportunity for Minister Modise to engage with her counterparts on security issues in the context of ongoing global security challenges. As one of the key players on peace and security on the African continent, it is hoped that this conference will help expose South Africa to practical and innovative strategies to address defence and security challenges that confront Africa.
South Africa stands ready to work with all peace-loving nations of the world, through relevant multilateral bodies, to contribute meaningfully towards lasting peace in the world.
Source: Government of South Africa