Dominique de Villepin’s visit in South Africa
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin visited South Africa as part of the European program “EU inspiring thinkers”. His 3-days stay was the occasion for him to go to Johannesburg and Pretoria, before coming to Cape Town, on the 15th and 16th of May 2018.
Dominique de Villepin has attended several interviews, such as one with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Baleka Mbete.
The event, held on 15th May in partnership with SAIIA (South African Institute for International Affairs), was the milestone of the visit. The Center for the Book in Gardens has welcomed 280 people who came to hear his conference, in presence of the European Union Ambassador in South Africa, Dr Marcus Cornaro, and the French Ambassador to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Christophe Farnaud.
Mr. De Villepin has presented a personal overview of the new world order. He reminded us of the importance of the collaboration between Africa and Europe: “Africa and Europe should defend a new multilateral order”.
The day after, Mr. De Villepin arrived at the Seitz Mocaa Museum of Cape Town, where he was welcomed by the museum’s founder, Jochen Zeitz.
During his whole stay, he was able to meet with politicians, businessmen, artists, intellectuals, as well as members of the French community in South Africa.