President Thabo Mbeki Signs Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

New York - South African President Thabo Mbeki joined other world leaders in appending his signature to the United Nation's International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in New York on Wednesday, 14 September 2005.

President Mbeki, accompanied by South Africa's First Lady Mrs Zanele Mbeki, is in New York leading the South African government delegation, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, to the Millennium Review Summit and the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

President Mbeki who earlier on Wednesday, postponed delivery of his speech to the Millennium Review Summit is now poised to address the gathering of the world leaders later today, Thursday 15 September 2005.

Following his address to the Millennium Review Summit, President Mbeki will participate in an interactive Round Table discussion on the outcome of the progress made in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Later today Thursday, 15 September, President Mbeki, supported by Minister Dlamini Zuma will join UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and African Union Chairperson President Olusegan Obasanjo in a meeting of the African Union's mediation in Côte d'Ivoire.

On the bilateral front, President Mbeki is scheduled to host his Seychelles counterpart for discussions later today.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at +27 82-990-4853
South African Mission
New York

15 September 2005

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