President Thabo Mbeki to Travel to Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) Following Visit to Ivory Coast
Abidjan - South African President Thabo
Mbeki, will on conclusion of his visit to the Ivory Coast depart for the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC) tomorrow - Wednesday, 12 January 2005 - as part of efforts
to consolidate the peace process in the DRC.
In that context he will hold
strategic bilateral discussions with President Joseph Kabila to discuss among
others, the transitional processes in the DRC and the elections scheduled to be
held in June 2005.
President Mbeki who is accompanied by Minister of Defence,
Mosiuoa Lekota and Deputy Foreign Minister, Aziz Pahad will today, Tuesday - 11
January 2005 - conclude his visit to the Ivory Coast where he held discussions
with President Laurent Gbagbo and Prime Minister Seydou Diarra.
focused on the implementation of the roadmap developed by all parties in the Ivory
Coast following consultations with President Mbeki since 9 November 2004.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853.
Department of Foreign Affairs
11 January 2005