The world cannot be held ransom by warmongers. This was the clarion message of Defence Minister Thandi Modise at an international security conference in Moscow on Tuesday.
"Through our own silence in action and selective morality, we have allowed warlords to reign supreme in the world and thus allowing their deadly agendas to flourish unabated. The world can no longer afford to be held to ransom by warmongers. They must be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the table for peace talks so that multilateralism becomes our anthem," she said.
Modise was one of the speakers at the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security, where she addressed defence ministers and industry experts on global security matters.