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

Wednesday, 6 September 2006

10h00 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

SA-Russia Roundtable Discussion Forum

Order of Proceedings:

Programme Director: Dr. Rob Davies, Deputy Minister, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa

The video linkage with the media commences

10h00 - 10h05 Opening Remarks: Programme Director

10h05 - 10h15 Remarks: President Thabo Mbeki

10h15 - 10h25 Remarks: President Vladimir Putin

10h25 - 10h35 Signing Ceremony: Framework of Cooperation

South Africa: Chambers of Commerce and Industry in South Africa and Business Unity South Africa (South Africa)

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Russia)

The two Presidents witness the signing of agreements

10h35 - 10h40 Available Business Opportunities in South Africa and Challenges of Doing Business in Russia - Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa

10h40- 10h45 Available Business Opportunities in Russia and Challenges of Doing Business in South Africa - Minister Petrovitch Trutnev, Department of Natural Resources, Russian Federation

10h45 - 11h05 Discussion

11h05 - 11h15 Remarks: President Vladimir Putin

11h15 - 11h25 Remarks: President Thabo Mbeki

11h25 - 11h30 Closing Remarks

The two Presidents depart the forum

The video linkage with the media concludes

11h35 - 11h55 Media Conference

12h25 Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Robben Island

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

For further information contact Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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5 September 2006

 




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