Media Programme for State Visit to South Africa by President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus, Tuesday 12 - Thursday 13 December 2006

Tuesday 12 December 2006

Pretoria

09h00 Arrival of media ahead of official welcoming ceremony in honour of President Václav Klaus

Venue : Union Buildings Amphitheatre
Pretoria

(Media to arrive through Government Avenue)

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

10h00 Arrival of President Václav Klaus

To be received by President Thabo Mbeki

Media in attendance

Bilateral discussions between President Thabo Mbeki and President Václav Klaus

11h00 Arrival of media ahead of joint press conference by President Thabo Mbeki and President Václav Klaus

Venue : Union Buildings Amphitheatre
Pretoria

(Media to arrive through Government Avenue)
(Please present press cards)

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

11h50 Signing of Agreements

  • Agreement on Economic Co-operation
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic on Science and Technological Co-operation
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation between Chambers of Commerce and Industry in South Africa (CHAMSA) and the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic

Joint press conference

13h00 Media arrive ahead of courtesy call by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to pay courtesy call on President Václav Klaus

Venue : Sheraton Hotel
Church Street
Arcadia
Pretoria

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Thabang Chiloane on 082 888 8783

13h30 Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka to pay courtesy call on President Václav Klaus

Photo opportunity

13h30 Media to arrive ahead of business forum to be attended by President Václav Klaus and Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

Venue : Sheraton Hotel
Church Street
Arcadia
Pretoria

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Thabang Chiloane on 082 888 8783

14h00 Opening plenary of South Africa - Czech Republic Business Forum

Order of Proceedings

  • Brief presentation by both Presidents of Chambers of Commerce
  • Remarks by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
  • Keynote address by President Václav Klaus
  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, South Africa and the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic

15h40 President Václav Klaus to visit the Hector Peterson Memorial

Contact : Miroslav Pisa on 082 411 4603

16h00 President Václav Klaus to tour Soweto

Contact : Miroslav Pisa on 082 411 4603

19h00 Media arrive for photo opportunity ahead of State Banquet hosted by President Thabo Mbeki in honour of President Václav Klaus

Venue : Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Church Street
Arcadia
Pretoria

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428

19h30 State Banquet hosted by President Thabo Mbeki in honour of President Václav Klaus

Media in attendance for photo opportunity and toast remarks


Wednesday 13 December 2006

CAPE TOWN

10h00 Media arrive at Parliament ahead of the visit by President Václav Klaus

Venue : Parliamentary Precinct
120 Plein Street
(Please use Visitors Entrance)
Cape Town

Contact : Miroslav Pisa on 082 411 4603

11h00 President Václav Klaus is greeted by Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete

Photo opportunities outside main doors of National Assembly and foyer

14h30 President Václav Klaus tours Robben Island with Ahmed Kathrada

Contact : Miroslav Pisa on 082 411 4603

Photo opportunities at Limestone Quarry and Prison

For further information contact

  • Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
  • Miroslav Pisa on 082 411 4603

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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10 December 2006

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