Foreign Minister Dlamini Zuma to Visit Brazzaville, Republic
of Congo, and Mali on 9 - 14 June 2006
Pretoria - The Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will on Friday 9 June 2006, lead a South African
government delegation to Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, to attend the African
Union Ministerial Meeting, which will review the Lome Declaration on unconstitutional
changes of governments in Africa and consider a draft Charter on democracy, elections
Minister Dlamini Zuma's visit to Brazzaville, comes within
the context of South Africa's commitment to strengthening the AU and all its institutions,
particularly with regards to the consolidation of Africa's renewal and a better
The two-day AU Ministerial Meeting will deliberate on the following:
review of the Lome Declaration on unconstitutional changes of governments and
submit concrete proposals for consideration by the Permanent Organ of the AU.
the draft Charter on democracy, elections and governance.
Minister Dlamini Zuma will on conclusion of the AU Ministerial
Meeting on Sunday 10 June 2006 lead the South African government delegation to
Bamako, the Republic of Mali, to attend the Femmes Africa Solidaire (FAS), a women's
conference on gender, peace and security in Africa (10-14 June 2006).
the FAS Conference, Minister Dlamini Zuma will deliver a keynote address on the
theme "Capitalising on Years of Women's Experience".
Dlamini Zuma is expected to return to South Africa on 15 June 2006 ahead of the
30th Anniversary Celebration of the June 16th Student Uprisings.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
08 June 2006