President Thabo Mbeki to Travel to Côte D'Ivoire
- South African President Thabo Mbeki, together with Nigerian President Olusegan
Obasanjo will undertake a working visit to Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday, 22
President Thabo Mbeki is the African Union mediator of the
Côte d'Ivoirian peace process whilst President Obasanjo is the Chairman
of the African Union.
The visit to Côte d'Ivoire by Presidents Mbeki
and Obasanjo comes within the context of the mandate given to both Presidents
at the African Union's (AU's) Peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa
on 5 October 2005 to continue to assist the people of Côte d'Ivoire find
a comprehensive and lasting solution to their current challenges.
Presidents Mbeki and Obasanjo will assist in the process of appointing a new Prime
Minister as agreed at the 5 October meeting.
President Thabo Mbeki will
return to South Africa on Wednesday, 23 November 2005.
Issued by Ronnie
Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
21 November 2005