Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan has recently attended the 8th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.

 

What is it?

  • This is the first time that India participated at the Ministerial level in the event.
  • It was formerly known as the Dakar Peace and Security Forum.
  • It annually brings together many African Heads of State and Government, international partners, as well as multiple actors of Peace and Security.
  • It was launched during the 2013 Élysée Summit organised by France.
  • The first edition of the forum was held in December 2014 in Dakar under the high patronage of Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal.