Tangara participates in the 8th Dakar International Forum on Peace, Security in Africa

The Honorable Minister was accompanied to the Forum by His Excellency Hadrammeh M. Sidibeh, High Commissioner of the Republic of Gambia to the Republic of Senegal, Ms. Fatou Kinneh Jobe, Deputy Head of Mission and Mr. Louis Mendy, Consular Officer.

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Joao Lourenço, President of Angola, His Excellency José Maria Neves, President of Cape Verde, Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and representatives of Saudi Arabia, Japan, Mali, Libya, Turkey, France, United States, India (among others) and international organizations .

Senegalese President Macky Sall and the current chairperson of the African Union, spoke at the opening ceremony of the event, which he hopes will support Africa‘s bid for a seat permanent member of the G20 and the UN Security Council.

President Macky Sall focused his intervention on several aspects, including terrorism which continues to gain ground in Africa, the global economic crisis, digital abuse among other pressing issues affecting the continent.

The forum featured various plenary sessions and thematic workshops that brought together more than 300 participants, African and international leaders, institutional donors and high-level experts. The discussion and exchanges were an opportunity to formulate responses to the crises that Africa is going through, in favor of the development of the continent and the well-being of the populations. In addition to the high-level panel which brought together heads of state around the issues of stability and sovereignty of the continent, two strong themes were addressed during the plenary sessions.

The 1st Plenary: Strategic empowerment of the continent in the field of security. It was an opportunity to discuss the results and the strategic directions to be pursued in order to further promote the security autonomy of the African Union and the continent’s regional organizations.

On October 25, 2022, Honorable Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad moderated the 2nd Plenary Session on “Global Crises and Sovereignty in Africa”. Panelists included Turkish Foreign Minister Hon. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Najla Al-Mangouch, Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abdoulaye Diop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Hon. Vellamvelly Muraleedharan and Madame Giovanie Biha, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, UNOWAS.

The 2nd Plenary dealt with global crises and sovereignty in Africa, with the aim of drawing the outlines of new, more resilient models of African sovereignty, in order to enable States to deal more effectively with the consequences of international crises.

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