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

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

07h00: 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
Cell: 082 389 3587

Arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Media in attendance for photo opportunity

10h00: 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
Cell: 082 389 3587

David Hlabane
Cell: 082 561 9428

11h00: 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

12h15: 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
Cell: 082 389 3587

David Hlabane
Cell: 082 561 9428

13h10: Signing of Agreements

Joint press conference

14h15: Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold discussions with Speaker of the National Parliament Baleka Mbete and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Mninwe Johannes Mahlangu

Venue: Parliament, Cape Town (Accreditation required)

Contact: Manusha Pillai
Cell: 082 389 3587

Photo opportunity

17h30: Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to pay courtesy call on Russian President Vladimir Putin

Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Waterfront, Cape Town (Accreditation required)

Contact: Manusha Pillai
Cell: 082 389 3587

Photo opportunity

18h00: President Putin to hold discussions with Nicky Oppenheimer

Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Waterfront, Cape Town (Accreditation required)

Contact: Manusha Pillai
Cell: 082 389 3587

Photo opportunity

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

10h00: Presidents Mbeki and Putin to participate in Roundtable Business Meeting

Venue: Radisson Hotel, Cape Town (Accreditation required)

Contact: Manusha Pillai
Cell: 082 389 3587

Bongani Lukhele
Cell: 083 291 8689

12h25: Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Robben Island

13h55: Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Cape Point Nature Reserve

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

Enquires:

Manusha Pillai
Cell: 082 389 3587

Issued by: Department of Foreign Affairs
4 September 2006




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