Media Programme for State Visit to South Africa by Russian President Vladimir Puti, Tuesday, 5 - Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

TBC Arrival of media for photo opportunity on arrival of President Vladimir Putin

Venue : VIP Lounge
(between Domestic and International Terminals)
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town

(Accreditation required)

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Media in attendance for photo opportunity

09h00 Arrival of media ahead of official welcoming ceremony in honour of President Vladimir Putin

Venue : Tuynhuys
Cape Town

(Accreditation required)

(Media to arrive through visitors centre, 120 Plein Street)

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

10h00 Arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin

To be received by President Thabo Mbeki

Media in attendance

Bilateral discussions between President Thabo Mbeki and Russian President Vladimir Putin

11h15 Arrival of media ahead of joint press conference by President Thabo Mbeki and Russian President Vladmir Putin

Venue : Tuynhuys
Cape Town

(Accreditation required)

(Media to arrive through visitors centre, 120 Plein Street)

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

12h10 Signing of Agreements

Joint press conference

14h30 Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold discussions with Speaker of the National Parliament Baleka Mbete and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Mninwe Johannes Mahlangu

16h00 Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to pay courtesy call on Russian President Vladimir Putin

19h30 Media arrive for photo opportunity ahead of official dinner hosted by President Thabo Mbeki in honour of Russian President Vladimir Putin

20h00 Official dinner hosted by President Thabo Mbeki in honour of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Media in attendance for photo opportunity and toast remarks


Wednesday, 6 September 2006

09h00 Presidents Mbeki and Putin to participate in Round Table Business Meeting

Venue : Radisson Hotel
Cape Town

(Accreditation required)

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587
Bongani Lukhele on 083 291 8689

11h25 Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Robben Island

12h30 Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Cape Point

NOTE

MEDIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE EVENTS UNLESS ACCREDITATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

KINDLY INDICATE WHICH EVENTS YOU WILL BE COVERING AS ACCREDITATION WILL BE SPECIFIED

TO THIS END, PLEASE RESPOND TO MYSELF:
Pillaim@foreign.gov.za
082 389 3587
with your
NAME
IDENTITY NUMBER
ORGANISATION
FUNCTION (Cameraman, scribe, etc)

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCREDITATION:
THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2006 14h00

For further information contact Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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29 August 2006




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