12 March 2022
International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Naledi Pandor attended the 2nd Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey where she participated in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum panel discussion on Multilateralism.
Minister, Dr. Naledi Pandor also had a bilateral meeting with her counter part the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu.
“Antalya Diplomacy Forum” is a high-level gathering of professionals who deal with diplomacy such as political leaders, diplomats, opinion makers or academics. It presents an excellent platform for regional and global actors from the spheres of diplomacy, policy, and business to exchange ideas and address international challenges.
Diplomacy remains the core method of communication among leaders and states. There is a whole set of other structural and systemic changes in the international environment that the diplomacy profession should respond to.
With the participation of more than 2000 guests comprising Heads of State and Governments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and high-level representatives of the International Organizations, the first Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) provided and fruitful communications on global and regional issues among the representatives of politics, science, media and business. ADF has become the first conference held with physical participation and remarkable attendance in post- pandemic period and was noted as an important event in the field of foreign policy and diplomacy.
2nd Antalya Diplomacy Forum, hosted by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, was held in Antalya with the theme ‘’Recoding Diplomacy’’ under the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan between 11-13 March 2022.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made the inauguration speech and stated that Antalya Diplomacy Forum provided an intellectual environment not only for Turkish diplomacy, but also for regional and world diplomacy
Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that the motto of the Forum “Think Together, Act Together”, brought together participants from 75 countries, mainly 17 Heads of State and Government, 80 Ministers, 39 International Organization representatives.
Minister Çavuşoğlu added that this year’s theme of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum had been determined as “Recoding Diplomacy” and that the need for a new evaluation, validation, reinforcement, invention and restructuring in diplomacy, that is, recoding, could not be postponed any longer.
Minister Çavuşoğlu underlined that Antalya Diplomacy Forum was one of the lasting gifts to the world of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, of which we would celebrate its 500th Anniversary next year.