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Turkey and the G20 Presidency: Implications for Africa

On 31 March 2015, the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted a G-20 Study Group on 'Turkey and the G-20 Presidency: Implications for Africa.'

Event details

Date:     31 March 2015
Time:    09h00-13h00
Venue:  SAIIA, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg

The discussions were held under the Chatham House Rule, but a report of the event, by Christopher Wood (PDF, 349 kB) is now available. Click here to see photos from the event or read an article based on the study group by the foreign editor of Independent Newspapers, 'Africa should get more out of the G20.'

Event background

The G-20 Study Group Meeting hosted the Turkish Ambassador to South Africa His Excellency Mr Kaan Esener and Mr Ussal Şahbaz and Ms Feride İnan of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). TEPAV is the current Chair of Turkey’s Think-20 initiative, a G-20 think tank initiative. The study group meeting  discussed Turkey’s perspectives and priorities during the country’s G-20 presidency. Discussants from South Africa and the region will explore whether, and to what extent, these priorities resonate on the African continent, and specifically for Least Developed Countries. SAIIA also presented research findings on the G-20’s Development Working Group at this event.

This event was supported by DFID - Department of International Development.

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