Minister Dlamini Zuma to Depart for Commonwealth Meeting Ahead
of President Mbeki, Valetta, Malta
Tshwane - South African Foreign Minister
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 depart for Valetta,
Malta ahead of President Thabo Mbeki, for the Commonwealth Heads of State and
Government Summit (CHOGM) scheduled from Friday - Sunday, 25-27 November 2005.
Dlamini Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the CHOGM Meeting of Ministers
of Foreign Affairs scheduled from Wednesday - Thursday, 23-24 November 2005.
2005 will be held under the banner of "Networking the Commonwealth for Development."
South African delegation will participate in CHOGM 2005 with the objective of
promoting the achievement of the Millennium Developments Goals (MDGs) and the
In this regard, the CHOGM is unique in that member countries
range from micro-states in Polynesia to members of the G8, the smallest and poorest
to the richest and most populous, straddling the North-South divide.
South African delegation is therefore in a position to strategically popularise
the African agenda to a cross section of the global community.
Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
20 November 2005