Minister Dlamini Zuma to present Report on the Sudan to the International Donor Conference in Oslo, Norway, 11 - 12 April 2005

OSLO- The South African Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will, today Monday 11 April 2005, present a report on the reconstruction and development requirements of the Sudan to the International Donor Conference on the Sudan scheduled for Monday and Tuesday 11-12 April 2005 in Oslo Norway.

Minister Dlamini Zuma is leading an 8-member delegation of the African Union Ministerial Committee on the Reconstruction and Development of the Sudan, comprising Foreign Ministers of Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria and Sudan.

The International Donor conference is attended by representatives of the African Union (Alpha Konare), the United Nations (Kofi Annan), the World Bank, IGAD, the European Union, the Arab League, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Joint National Transitional Team of Sudan (composed of leaders of the Government of Sudan and the Leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement).

Minister Dlamini Zuma will present a report to the International Donor Conference on the factual situation in the Sudan and make recommendations about the necessary interventions whilst assisting in the process of identifying the role of international donor partners in the reconstruction and development of the Sudan.

Minister Dlamini Zuma will return to South Africa on Wednesday 13 April 2005 ahead of her budget vote speech, scheduled for Friday 15 April 2005 in Parliament, Cape Town.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853

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11 April 2005


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