FW De Klerk foundation reacts to Peace Summit suspension

When it was first reported that the Dalai Lama was denied a visa to enter South Africa and attend the 2014 Nobel Laureates Summit, the FW De Klerk foundation urged laureates not to withdraw their attendance, and to rather make their protestations at the summit.

However, they did not follow this suggestion… and the saga has turned into a stalemate.

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille confirmed yesterday afternoon that the 14th Nobel Laureates Summit has been postponed. The Summit will be hosted in an alternative city, which will be announced in due course.

De Lille criticized the South African national government for their delayed response to the Dalai Lama’s visa application.

She also said that due to the suspension of the summit, the country has lost an economic opportunity of approximately R60 million. This would have been raised through visitor spend and the value of the international exposure.

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