2003 Media Statements

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DECEMBER 2003
2003/12/29President Thabo Mbeki to Pay State Visit to the Bahamas and Attend Haiti Bicentennial Celebrations, 28 December 2003 to 1 January 2004
2003/12/29President Thabo Mbeki to Arrive in the Bahamas Ahead of State Visit, 28 – 31 December 2003
2003/12/26Condolences Offered to Iranian Government Following Earthquake, 26 December 2003
2003/12/22South African Government Welcomes Libya's Decision to Denounce its Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme
2003/12/22President Mbeki Arrives in Comoros, 20 December 2003
2003/12/22President Mbeki Facilitates Agreement in Comoros
2003/12/22Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad's Statement on Criticism of President Mbeki's Visit to Haiti
2003/12/20South African Government Calls for a Fair Trail for Saddam Hussein
2003/12/18President Mbeki Extends Condolences to President of Azerbaijan
2003/12/18President Thabo Mbeki to Lead AU Delegation to Comoros
2003/12/18Deputy President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Arrive in Ethiopia Ahead of China Africa Co-Operation Forum, Sunday, 14 December 2003
2003/12/15South African Government Statement on the Capture of Saddam Hussein
2003/12/15Minister Dlamini Zuma's Statement on the Death of the Phillipine Foreign Minister
2003/12/15President Thabo Mbeki to Host Ugandan Counterpart, Yoweri Museveni for Working Visit, Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria, 14 December 2003
  
  
NOVEMBER 2003
2003/11/25Message from the President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, on the Start of the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, 25 November 2003
2003/11/20Minister Dlamini Zuma Meets SAFA 2010 Bid Committee Members in Qatar
  
  
OCTOBER 2003
2003/10/30Public Consultation: The SADC Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons
2003/10/27Statement on the Appointment of Judges
2003/10/20President Mbeki to receive Letters of Credence - Canada & Haiti
2003/10/23President Thabo Mbeki Appoints Judges
2003/10/23Statement on Cabinet Meeting - 22 October 2003
2003/10/23Minister Dlamini Zuma Leads Government Delegation to the London Solidarity Conference and Holds Bilateral Discussions with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, 24 - 26 October 2003
2003/10/21Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Abuja, Nigeria, 5 - 8 December 2003, Operational Notes and Media Arrangements, Media Advisory Note
2003/10/16Deputy President Jacob Zuma Concludes Visit to Turkey and Returns to South Africa, 16 October 2003
2003/10/12President Thabo Mbeki to Pay State Visit to India, Wednesday, 15 - Saturday, 18 October 2003
2003/10/12President Thabo Mbeki to Meet Haitian Foreign Minister in Pretoria
2003/10/12Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aziz Pahad Departs from Sweden to Turkey, Sunday, 12th October 2003
  
  
SEPTEMBER 2003
2003/09/26President Mbeki to Lead South African Delegation to the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, United States of America Monday, 22nd - Wednesday, 24th September 2003
2003/09/23Minister Membathisi Mdladlana to Attend Funeral of Late Vice President of Zimbabwe
2003/09/22Condolences Offered to Zimbabwe Following Death of Vice President Simon Muzenda
2002/09/22South African Government Offers Condolences to Zambian Government Following Ferry Accident
2003/09/22President Mbeki to Lead South African Delegation to the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, United States of America Monday, 22nd - Wednesday, 24th September 2003
2003/09/20South African Government Welcomes Decision by United Nations General Assembly Demanding Israel Halt Threats to Expel President Arafat
2003/09/16Advisory: President Mbeki to Meet Ngugi Wa Thiongo
2003/09/16Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to Attend Memorial Service for the Late Foreign Minister of Sweden, Anna Lindh, Stockholm, Sweden Friday, 19th September 2003
2003/09/15President Thabo Mbeki to Lead South African Delegation to Tokyo International Conference on African Development III (TICAD) Tokyo, Japan 28 - 29 September 2003
2003/09/15President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Jacob Zuma to Attend Regional Summit on Burundi, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Monday, 15 September 2003
2003/09/13Statement in Reaction to the Decision by the Israeli Security Cabinet to Expel President Yasser Arafat
2003/09/13South African Government Condemns Attack on Civilians in Burundi
2003/09/13Statement by the South African Governor, Mr. Abdul S. Minty to the IAEA Board 12 September 2003 Vienna
2003/09/12President Mbeki Arrives in Rwanda
  
  
AUGUST 2003
2003/08/18Meeting on the Celebration of the South Africa's 10th Year Anniversary
2003/08/16Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aziz Pahad to Lead South African Delegation to SADC Review Committee Meeting, Gaborone, Botswana Saturday, 16th August 2003
2003/08/15The Role of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as the Building Blocks of the African Union
2003/08/13Statement on the Recent Suicide Bombings in Israel, Which Threatens the Collapse of the Cease-fire
2003/08/13Advisory: Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host AU Delegation Dealing with the Comores
2003/08/11President Mbeki to Attend Hand Over Ceremony In Liberia, Monday 11 August 2003
2003/08/08Media Statement on the Visit of the Deputy Minister Pahad to the UK and France
2003/08/07Advisory: President Mbeki to host Brazilian Counterpart
2003/08/05South African Government Delegation to Participate in SADC Ministerial Committee Meeting of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation Maputo, Mozambique Wednesday, 6th - Friday, 8th August 2003
2003/08/05Deputy President Zuma to Participate in Kuala Lumpur World Peace Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday, 9th - Sunday, 10th August 2003
2003/08/04Programme for the Official Visit President Kibaki to South Africa, Monday, 4th - Wednesday, 6th August 2003
2003/08/02Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host Kenyan Counterpart for Discussions, Monday, 4th August 2003 Pretoria, South Africa
  
  
JULY 2003
  
2003/07/17Advisory: Visit to SA by Prime Minister of the Cape Verde
2003/07/16Statement on the Military Coup in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
2003/07/16President Mbeki Arrives in Rwanda
2003/07/16Joint Communiqué of the 6th Session of the Joint Bilateral Commission Between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Egypt
2003/07/15Deputy President Zuma Meets with President Museveni
2003/0704South African Government Statement on the Bomb Blast in Pakistan
2003/07/04Advisory: Minister of Foreign Affairs to Brief Media in Mozambique
2003/07/04Joint Press Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of South Africa and India, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Shri Yaswant Sinha on the Conclusion of the 5th Session of the South Africa-India Joint Ministerial Commission, Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria Friday, 4th July 2003
2003/07/04Advisory: Briefing on Preparations for Visit to South Africa by President Bush
2003/07/02Minister of Foreign Affairs to Co-Chair South Africa-India Joint Ministerial Commission, Pretoria, Thursday, 3rd - Friday, 4th July 2003
2003/07/02Statement on the South African - Belgian Annual Consultations on Development Cooperation
  
  
JUNE 2003
2003/06/26President Mbeki Sends Condolences to Baroness Margaret Thatcher
2003/06/03Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aziz Pahad concludes visit to the Middle East and Gulf Regions
2003/06/03Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Co-Chair Consultative Mechanism Meeting between South Africa and Cuba Havana, Cuba Tuesday, 3rd - Wednesday, 4th June 2003
2003/06/03President Mbeki to Attend the ECOWAS Meeting on Liberia
2003/06/02Joint Communiqué at the End of the Official Visit of Minister Dlamini Zuma to Khartoum, Sudan, 4-6 February 2003
  
  
MAY 2003
2003/05/30Statement on the Meeting Between Israel and Palestinian Prime Ministers
2003/05/30Statement on the Return of the South Africa Rescue Mission to Algeria
2003/05/30Advisory: Press Conference on the Return of South Africa Rescue Mission from Algeria
2003/05/30Minister Dlamini Zuma to Attend G8 Meeting in France
2003/05/30Communiqué Issued at the End of the Seventh Summit of the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC) of the New Partnership for Africa's Development, 28 May 2003 Abuja, Nigeria
2003/05/29President Thabo Mbeki to Lead South African Delegation to the G-8 Summit in Evian, France 1st June 2003
2003/05/28Minister Dlamini Zuma Arrives in Tehran to Address the Islamic Conference in Her Capacity as Chairperson of the AU Executive Council of Ministers
2003/05/28Minister Dlamini Zuma to Address Ministerial Conference of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on 28 - 31 May, 2003 in Tehran, Iran
2004/05/28Chief Executive Officer of the Weather Service is Elected to International Council
2003/05/27President Mbeki Congratulates Sibusiso Vilane, first Black African to reach Mount Everest, 26 May 2003
2003/05/27President Mbeki leaves for Nigeria, to attend the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Meeting in Abuja
2003/05/27Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad Concludes Visit to Syria and Lebanon
2003/05/26Statement on the Acceptance of the Quartet Road Map by the Israeli Government
2003/05/24Message of Condolences by the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the Funeral of Reggie Oliphant, Oudtshoorn, 24 May 2003
2003/05/23South Africa Plays Role in Assisting Poorest Countries of the World Negotiate with the EU
2003/05/23Statement on Emergency Relief to Algeria
2003/05/22South African Government Statement on the Earthquake in Algeria
2003/05/22Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Depart South Africa for the Middle East and Cuba
2003/05/21Statement from the South African Government Following Explosions in Morocco
2003/05/21Statement Following the Spate of Suicide Bombings Aimed at Derailing Discussions Between Israel and the Palestinians
2003/05/20Advisory: President Mbeki to Open International Tourism Indaba 2003
2003/05/15Advisory: Goodwill Ambassador, Dr Mariam Makeba to Launch Skills Transfer Project
2003/05/14Statement from the South African Government Following Explosions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation
2003/05/14President Thabo Mbeki to Speak at Special Official Funeral of Walter Sisulu
2003/05/14Joint Communiqué on the official visit of the Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, MP, and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to South Africa from 13 to 14 May 2003.
2003/05/13Minister Dlamini Zuma and British Foreign Minister Jack Straw to Conclude Bilateral Discussions on Wednesday 14 May 2003
2003/05/12Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host British Secretary of State Jack Straw
2003/05/12Advisory: Photo Opportunity with Minister Dlamini Zuma and her British Counterpart, Jack Straw
2003/05/12Statement on the Recent Publication of the Road Map
2003/05/12Ambassador Themba Kubheka's Wife and Son Die in a Car Accident
2003/05/10Statement on Visit by South Africa's Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, Dr Ben Ngubane to Spain for Discussions with his Spanish Counterpart, Mr. Josep Pique 10-13 May 2003
2003/05/07President Mbeki to Consult Cabinet on Special Official Funeral for ANC Stalwart
2003/05/06President Mbeki Offers Condolences to Algeria
2003/05/06Minister Dlamini Zuma Together With Her Brazilian Counterpart, Minister Celso Amorim to Co-Chair the SA - Brazil Joint Commission, 7 May 2003
2003/05/06Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host Her Brazilian Counterpart, Minister Celso Amorim, 6th - 8th May 2003
2003/05/06Advisory: Minister Dlamini Zuma to Meet Her Swedish Counterpart, Minister Anna Lindh
2003/05/05Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host Her Swedish Counterpart Minister Anna Lindh, 5th - 7th May 2003
2003/05/02Advisory: President Thabo Mbeki to Receive Letters of Credence
2003/05/02Statement by President Thabo Mbeki on the Death of Lesotho's Minster in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Vova Bulane
2003/05/02Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to Host Her Swedish Counterpart Minster Annna Lindh Monday, 5th - Wednesday, 7th May 2003
2003/05/02Presidents Mbeki, Obasanjo and Muluzi to Visit Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, 5th May 2003
  
  
APRIL 2003
2003/04/30Minister Dlamini Zuma to Attend NAM Meeting on Reconstruction of Iraq, France, 2-3 May 2003
2003/04/30Communique of the Steering Committee on the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the AEC Relating to the Pan African Parliament, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 April 2003
2003/04/29Minister Dlamini Zuma to Attend NAM Ministerial Troika Meeting in France 2-3 May 2003
2003/04/25UN Resolution 57/302: The Role of Diamonds in Fuelling Conflicts
2003/04/23Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Arrives in Germany
2003/04/22Statement on Minister Dlamini Zuma's Visit to Germany
2003/04/22Statement by the African Union Observer/Monitoring Team on the 2003 Presidential, Gubernatorial and National Assembly Elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
2004/04/17Statement on the Meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee and the G8 Africa Personal Representatives Bamako, Mali Monday 14th April 2003
2003/04/17Press Statement of the African Union Observer/Monitoring Team to the Nigeria General Elections Office of the AU Observer/Monitoring Mission to the General Elections in Nigeria, April 2003
2003/04/15European Union and African Union Sign 12 Million Euro Financial Agreement Largely in Support of the African Union's Peace and Security Agenda
2003/04/14Statement of the Memorial Service of Stanley Mabizela, Patriot, Leader and Diplomat
2003/04/11Inter-Congolese Political Negotiations - The Final Act
2003/04/10Press Release on Lesotho/South Africa Donor Briefing
2003/04/10Joint Communiqué on the Visit of H.E. Mr Jacob Zuma Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa to the Kingdom of Belgium Working Session with H.E. Mr Louis Michel Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Thursday, 10 April 2003
2003/04/09Statement on the Death of Stanley Mabizela, Patriot, Leader and Diplomat
2003/04/07Advisory: Deputy President to Visit Belgium
2003/04/07President Thabo Mbeki to Host Heads of State of the Great Lakes Region
2003/04/06Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to Chair Selection Panel for Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of the African Union
2003/04/03Communiqué of the Third Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation, 3 April 2003
2003/04/03South Africa's Decision to Close Iraqi Missions to be Guided by UN
2003/04/02Statement on the Closing Session of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue
2003/04/02Statement on the Death of Stanley Mabizela, Patriot, Leader and Diplomat
2003/04/01South Africa Elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisatin (ICAO)
2004/04/01Minister Dlamini Zuma to Visit Zimbabwe for SADC Ministerial Meeting on Wednesday 2 April 2003
  
  
MARCH 2003
2003/03/31AU Press Release on the Situation in the DRC
2003/03/31Statement by the Third Party Verification Mechanism (TPVM) on the Current Situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa 28th March 2003
2003/03/31Statement on the Final Plenary Session of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue
2003/03/27Minister Dlamini Zuma's Statement on the Granting of a Preferential Trade Status to South Africa by the Russian Federation
2003/03/27President Mbeki and Chisano to Meet
2003/03/24President Mbeki Congratulates President of Serbia and Montenegro
2003/03/24Advisory: President Mbeki to Address Religious Leaders on NEPAD and African Union, Midrand, Eskom Convention Centre March 24 11H00
2003/03/24Statement in Response to Media Enquiries on Death of Sholto Hedenskog
2003/03/20Statement by Deputy Minister Pahad on War with Iraq, 20 March 2003, Union Buildings
2003/03/20South African Government Reaction to the War Against Iraq
2003/03/19Burundi Negotiations Resume
2003/03/18Missions in the Gulf and Middle East Region
2003/03/17Appointment of Representative to Burundi
2003/03/17Statement on the Military Coup in the Central African Republic
2003/03/17Minister Dlamini Zuma to Host and Chair Forum on Comores Friday, 20 June 2003
2003/03/16Commonwealth Statement on Zimbabwe
2003/03/16President Sam Nujoma to Visit South Africa, Tuesday, 18th March 2003
2003/03/16Joint Communiqué on the Second Annual Political Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Belarus held on 17 March 2003, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
2003/03/16Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Dr Vasily Pugachev to Pay a Working Visit to South Africa Sunday, 16th - Tuesday, 18th March 2003
2003/03/08President Thabo Mbeki to Visit Nigeria and Botswana
2003/03/07Minister Dlamini Zuma Arrives in Nigeria for the NEPAD Heads of State Implementation Committee Meeting
2003/03/07Advisory: Deputy Minister to Brief Media on Visit to Iraq
2003/05/06South African Government Statement on the Escalating Violence in the Middle East
2003/03/06President Mbeki Attends NEPAD Heads of State Implementation Committee Meeting March 9, Nigeria
2003/03/04Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Dlamini Zuma to Visit Chad, Nigeria, Angola and Botswana, 4-13 March 2003
2003/03/04President Mbeki Pays Tribute as the South African Cricket Team Bows out of the World Cup
2003/03/03Media Advisory: President Mbeki at Commonwealth Local Government Conference, Tuesday 4, Pretoria
2003/03/02Minister Dlamini-Zuma to Host Palestinian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nabil Sha-Ath
  
  
FEBRUARY 2003
2003/02/28Statement on South Africa Angola Joint Commission
2003/02/21Media Alert: Photo Opportunity/Press Briefing - SA Team Leaving for Iraq
2003/02/20Statement on Plane Crash in Iran
2003/02/20Statement on President Mbeki addressing the Franco-Africa Summit
2003/02/18Statement on the arrival of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Dlamini Zuma to attend the Franco-Africa Sunmit in Paris
2003/02/17Statement on President Mbeki and Minister Dr Dlamini -Zuma's attendance of both the Franco - Africa and NAM Summit, 22 - 25 February 2003
2003/02/07Media Programme: State Visit by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, 7-8 February 2003
2003/02/03Advisory: Briefing by Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad on His Visit to the Gulf
2003/02/03Statement Following an Explosion in Nigeria
  
  
JANUARY 2003
  


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