Media Programme for the Official Visit to South Africa by Malaysian Prime Minster Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Monday, 25 - Wednesday, 27 July 2005

Monday, 25 July 2005

06:45 Arrival of participating media for photo opportunity on arrival of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in South Africa
(please present media cards on arrival)
Venue: Delta 32
Johannesburg International Airport
Johannesburg
Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
07:30 Arrival of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Media in attendance

Tuesday, 26 July 2005

09:30 Arrival of media for official welcome ceremony on arrival of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ahead of discussions with President Thabo Mbeki
(please present media cards on arrival)
Venue: Amphitheatre, Union Buildings
Pretoria
Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

10:30 Arrival of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Union Buildings
To be received by President Thabo Mbeki
Official welcome ceremony
Media in attendance

10:45 Discussions between President Thabo Mbeki and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

11:15 Arrival of media for signing ceremony and press conference on conclusion of discussions between President Mbeki and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(please present media cards on arrival)
Venue: Media Centre
West Wing, Union Buildings
Pretoria
Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

12:05 Signing Ceremony
Press Conference

15:45 Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to lay wreath at Freedom Park

18:30 Arrival of media for remarks by President Thabo Mbeki and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ahead of official dinner hosted by President Mbeki in honour of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Venue: Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
(Enter through Gate 9 on Church Street)
Pretoria
Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

19:00 Dinner hosted by President Mbeki in honour of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Media in attendance for toasts

For further information contact
· Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
· David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

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24 July 2005

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