Media Programme for State Visit to South Africa by Chinese President Hu Jintao, Tuesday 6 February - Thursday 8 February 2007

Tuesday 6 February 2007

Arrival of media for photo opportunity on arrival of President Hu Jintao in South Africa

Venue : Johannesburg International Airport
VIP Lounge
(International Arrival Terminal)

Please RSVP - accreditation required

(Pool arrangement)

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao

To be received by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

15h00 Arrival of media ahead of official welcoming ceremony in honour of President Hu Jintao

Venue : Union Buildings Amphitheatre

Pretoria

(Media to arrive through Government Avenue)

(Please present press cards)

(Accreditation Required!!!)

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

16h00 Arrival of President Hu Jintao

To be received by President Thabo Mbeki

Media in attendance

Bilateral discussions between President Thabo Mbeki and President Hu Jintao

17h00 Arrival of media ahead of signing ceremony and joint press conference by President Thabo Mbeki and President Hu Jintao

Venue : Union Buildings Amphitheatre
Pretoria

(Media to arrive through Government Avenue)

(Please present press cards)
(Accreditation Required!!!)

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

17h55 Signing Ceremony

Agreements to be signed:

  • Protocol on Phyto-Sanitary requirements for the export of pear fruit from China to South Africa
  • Protocol on Phyto-Sanitary Requirements for Export of Table Grapes from South Africa to China
  • Protocol on Phyto-Sanitary Requirements for the Export of Apple Fruit from China to South Africa
  • Protocol on Phyto-Sanitary Requirements for the Export of Tobacco-Leaf from the China to South Africa
  • Agreement between South Africa and the PRC on Co-operation in the Minerals and Energy Sector.
  • Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Establishment of the South Africa-China Minerals and Energy Sectoral Co-operation Committee.
    Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation between South Africa and the PRC.

Joint press conference

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

Venue : Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Church Street
(Enter through Gate 9)
Pretoria

(Please present press cards)

(Accreditation Required!!!)

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 Hu Jintao

Media in attendance for photo opportunity and toast remarks


Wednesday 7 February 2007

10h00 President Hu Jintao to present keynote address at University of Pretoria

Venue : The Aula
University of Pretoria
Pretoria

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

11h00 Arrival of media ahead of photo opportunity when Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pays courtesy call on President Hu Jintao

Venue : The Sheraton Hotel
Church Street
Arcadia
Pretoria

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

11h30 Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka to pay courtesy call on President Hu Jintao

Photo opportunity

15h00 President Hu Jintao to meet with members of the Chinese community

17h00 President Hu Jintao to visit the Discovery Modern site for a guided tour of the Little Foot fossil at the Fossils Exhibition area

Venue : Discovery Modern Site
Maropeng
Magaliesberg

Contact : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

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

KINDLY RSVP FOR ACCREDITATION PURPOSES BY MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2007 16H00

pillaim@foreign.gov.za
SMS: 082 389 3587

For further information contact Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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4 February 2007

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