By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
June 22 (Newshour.com.ng) – Representatives from 30 English-speaking African countries will converge on Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory today, Thursday 22nd June, and tomorrow, Friday 23rd June, 2023 for the African seminar on “The Hague Code of Conduct.”
The Hague Code of Conduct, an international mechanism aimed at curbing the proliferation of ballistic missiles, will play a huge role in promoting peace and security on the African Continent.
The event, with the theme, “Dealing with Missile Proliferation: Security and Arms Control Perspective” will take place in the Rotunda, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, with a view to fostering collaboration and strengthening regional efforts towards combating the threat posed by ballistic missiles.
The event according to a statement signed by the spokesperson federal ministry of foreign affairs, Mrs. Francisca Omayuli, will provide the platform for experts, policymakers and diplomats to engage in in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas aimed at addressing the various aspects of The Hague Code of Conduct.
The statement further added that it will also serve as a unique opportunity for participating African nations and their International Partners to work collaboratively towards safeguarding regional stability.
During the two-day event, participants will explore strategies to prevent the illicit transfer of ballistic missile technology, strengthen non-proliferation measures, and enhance transparency in missile-related activities.
The statement said the importance of international cooperation in enforcing the provisions of The Hague Code of Conduct and fostering peaceful resolutions to conflicts related to ballistic missiles, will also take centre stage at the deliberations.
The Seminar will, therefore, reinforce the commitment of African countries to upholding international norms and strengthening regional security frameworks.
Nigeria while welcoming all participating nations, reaffirmed its commitment to the collective efforts geared towards creating a safer future for the African Continent and the world at large.