Media Programme Visit of Dutch Foreign Minister Dr Ben Bot to South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa, Monday, 10 - Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Monday, 10 October 2005

14h30 Arrival of media for signing ceremony and media opportunity on conclusion of discussions between Ministers Trevor Manuel and Dr Ben Bot

Venue : Old Reserve Bank
Church Square
Second Floor
(Please present press cards)

Contact : Logan Wort on 083 443 7734

15h00 Discussions between Ministers Trevor Manuel and Dr Ben Bot to conclude

Media in attendance for:

Signing Of The Convention For The Avoidance Of Double Taxation And The Prevention Of Fiscal Evasion With Respect To Taxes On Income And On Capital Between The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Media opportunity


Tuesday, 11 October 2005

08h30 Arrival of media ahead of photo opportunity on commencement of discussions between Ministers Mosiuoa Lekota and Dr Ben Bot

Venue : Ministry of Defence
Armscor Building
Block 5 Level 4
Corner Delmas Avenue and Nossob Street
(Please present press cards)

Contact : Sam Mkwanazi at 083 628 0858

09h00 Discussions between Minister Mosiuoa Lekota and Dr Ben Bot

Photo opportunity

09h25 Discussions between Minister Mosiuoa Lekota and Dr Ben Bot to conclude

Media in attendance for:

Signing of the:

  • Arrangement Between the RSA Minister Of Defence And The Netherlands' Minister Of Development Co-Operation On A Financial Contribution For Security Sector Reform In The Democratic Republic Of Congo
  • Arrangement On Bilateral Military Co-Operation Between The RSA Department Of Defence And The Ministry Of Defence Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Media opportunity

11h00 Arrival of media ahead of photo opportunity on commencement of courtesy call by Foreign Minister Dr Ben Bot on President Thabo Mbeki

Venue: West Wing, Union Buildings
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428
11h45 Courtesy call by Foreign Minister Dr Ben Bot on President Thabo Mbeki

Photo opportunity

12h40 Discussions between Foreign Ministers Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Dr Ben Bot

Venue: Union Buildings
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

13h15 Arrival of media for signing ceremony and press conference on conclusion of discussions between Foreign Ministers Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Ben Bot
(please present media cards on arrival)

Venue: Amphitheatre, Union Buildings
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

14h10 Media in attendance for:

Signing of Declaration Of Intent Between The Government Of The Republic Of South Africa And The Government Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands On A Framework For Co-Operation And A Bilateral Commission
Press Conference

18h00 Foreign Minister Dr Ben Bot to officially open Chancery of the Government Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Keynote address by Deputy Foreign Minister Sue van der Merwe

Venue: Netherlands Embassy
210 Queen Wilhelmina Avenue
Waterkloof
Pretoria

Contact: Vincent Hlongwane on 082 385 1169

For further information contact Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Tshwane
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10 October 2005

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