Mapisa-Nqakula hosts Chadian defence minister


Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Ngcakula hosted her counterpart from Chad, Benaindo Tatola, during a visit last week.

The Department of Defence (DoD) said Tatola and his delegation was received at the Department’s VIP Lounge in OR Tambo International Airport on June 6.
“During the visit, which was aimed at further strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation that exists between the two countries, two countries held substantive and fruitful discussions on wide range of issues of common interest across bilateral, regional and international spectrum,” the DoD said.
“The two ministers assessed the relationship between the two countries and agreed on ways to further strengthening the bilateral ties. The two ministers discussed and concretize cooperation in the key priority areas such as cooperation in defence.
“The visit happened in the context of consolidating the African Agenda through the enhancement and deepening of bilateral social, economic and political relations. This meeting served as another building block in the process of strengthening the friendship, common interest and military to military cooperation between the two defence forces.”

Both ministers said the meeting paved the way for cooperation in defence relations and military diplomacy.