As part of an official visit to Norway, the Deputy Foreign Minister visited the Nobel Peace Center to give a wide-ranging talk on questions pertaining to South Africa´s positioning on different peace and security issues.

The talk, moderated by Dr Andrew Tchie, explored what defines and shapes South Africa´s relationship with Norway to date and beyond. Discussion also focused on South Africa´s major priorities in current global affairs, including, Climate Change, the COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa´s positioning in the changing global order in relation to its interactions with other powers such as Europe, China, Russia and the US. Discussions also centred on the major peace and security challenges facing the different African regions.  

Following opening remarks, Mr Alvin Botes engaged in a Question and Answer session with the audience.