Media Programme for the Official Visit to South Africa by Prime Minister of Turkey, the hon Recep Tayyip Ergodan Wednesday, 2 - Saturday, 5 March 2005

Wednesday, 2 March 2005

22:45 Arrival of participating media for photo opportunity on arrival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in South Africa (please present media cards on arrival)

Venue: Waterkloof Airforce Base
Waterkloof
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

23:30 Arrival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

To be received by South Africa's representative to Turkey, Ambassador Mngqikana

Media in attendance


Thursday, 3 March 2005

10:00 Arrival of participating media for official welcome ceremony on arrival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of bilateral discussions with Deputy President Jacob Zuma (please present media cards on arrival)

Venue: West Wing, Union Buildings
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Zanele Mngadi on 082 781 9332

11:00 Arrival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Union Buildings

To be received by Deputy President Jacob Zuma

Official welcome ceremony

Media in attendance

11:10 Bilateral discussions between Deputy President Jacob Zuma and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

11:30 Arrival of participating media for signing ceremony and press conference on conclusion of bilateral discussions between Deputy President Jacob Zuma and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (please present media cards on arrival)

Venue: Media Centre
West Wing, Union Buildings
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Zanele Mngadi on 082 781 9332

12:30 Signing Ceremony

Press Conference

16:00 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to lay wreath at Freedom Park

18:30 Arrival of participating media for remarks by Deputy President Jacob Zuma and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of official dinner hosted by Deputy President Zuma in honour of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Venue: Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
(Enter through Gate 9 on Church Street)
Pretoria

Contact: Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Zanele Mngadi on 082 781 9332

19:00 Dinner hosted by Deputy President Jacob Zuma in honour of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Media in attendance for toasts


Friday, 4 March 2005

12:15 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet with Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Johannes Mahlangu

Venue: Parliament
Cape Town
Contact: Sumaya Fortune on 083 565 1877

14:00 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to open South Africa's Turkey Business Summit

Venue: Ballroom, Mount Nelson Hotel
Cape Town

Contact: Rishaad Hajee on 083 357 9201

Please arrive at Mount Nelson Hotel by 13:30

Please RSVP to Mr Hajee by Thursday, 3 March 2005, 16:00

For further information contact

  • Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
  • Zanele Mngadi on 082 781 9332

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1 March 2005


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