Media Programme for 2nd Session of the South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo, Thursday, 28 - Friday, 29 April 2005

Thursday, 28 April 2005

13h30 Arrival of media ahead of opening session of Ministerial Meeting of the South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo Binational Commission
Venue : Burgers Park Hotel
Corner Van der Walt and Minaar Streets
Pretoria
(Please present press cards)
Contact : Hugo Lambrechts on 084 890 8022

14h00 Minister Dlamini Zuma and counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Raymond Ramazani Baya to open Ministerial meeting of the South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo Binational Commission
Photo opportunity
Media in attendance for introductory comments


Friday, 29 April 2005

TBC Arrival of media ahead of arrival of President Joseph Kabila
Venue : Waterkloof Airforce Base
Waterkloof
Pretoria
(Please present press cards)
Contact : Hugo Lambrechts on 084 890 8022
TBC Arrival of President Joseph Kabila
To be received by Minister Dlamini Zuma
Media in attendance

09h15 Arrival of media ahead of opening plenary of South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo Binational Commission to be co-chaired by Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila
Venue : Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Enter through Gate 9 on Church Street
Pretoria
(Please present press cards)
Contact : Hugo Lambrechts on 084 890 8022 (Foreign Affairs)
Marelato Sekha on 082 467 8579 (Presidency)

09h55 President Kabila to arrive at Presidential Guesthouse
To be received by President Mbeki
Photo opportunity

11h00 Opening plenary of South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo Binational Commission to be co-chaired by Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila
Media in attendance for introductory remarks
Photo opportunity

12h00 President Mbeki invites President Kabila to deliver his closing remarks
Closing remarks by President Mbeki
Media in attendance for closing remarks

12h30 Signing ceremony of agreements to be followed by

Press conference

For further information contact:
· Hugo Lambrechts on 084 890 8022 (Foreign Affairs)
· Marelato Sekha on 082 467 8579 (Presidency)

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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26 April 2005




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