The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, announced this in a statement released on Wednesday.
The conference serves as an international mechanism aimed at curbing the expansion of ballistic missiles.
Omayuli also stated that the event will occur at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rotunda in Abuja from June 22 to 23, 2023.
The statement mentioned, “The theme of the conference, ‘Addressing Missile Proliferation: Perspectives on Security and Arms Control,’ will gather representatives from 30 English-speaking African nations to foster collaboration and reinforce regional efforts in countering the threat posed by ballistic missiles.
“This significant event will provide a platform for experts, policymakers, and diplomats to engage in comprehensive discussions and exchange ideas focused on addressing various aspects of The Hague Code of Conduct.”
Omayuli further noted that the conference would offer a unique opportunity for participating African countries and their international partners to work together in safeguarding regional stability.
She explained, “For two days, participants will explore strategies to prevent the illicit transfer of ballistic missile technology, strengthen non-proliferation measures, and improve transparency in missile-related activities.
“The deliberations will also emphasize the importance of international cooperation in enforcing The Hague Code of Conduct’s provisions and promoting peaceful resolutions to conflicts related to ballistic missiles. Therefore, the conference is expected to reinforce the commitment of African nations to upholding international norms and enhancing regional security frameworks.
“Nigeria welcomes all participating nations and reiterates its dedication to collective efforts to create a safer future for the African continent and the global community.”