Working Visit by President J Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Republic of South Africa to attend the Sixth SA - DRC Bi-National Commission, Pretoria

South African President Jacob Zuma will co-chair the SA-DRC Bi-National Commission Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila, in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by the following Ministers:

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Corporation
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Home Affairs
Dr Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Mr Richard Baloyi, Minister of Public Service and Administration
Mr Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Police
Mr Sicelo Shiceka, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry
Ms Tina Joemat-Peterson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health
Mr Sbu Ndebele, Minister of Transport
Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training
Ms Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy and senior government officials.

The SA-DRC Bi-National Commission Meeting will focus on crucial continued support for the Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) programme in the DRC.

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows

Date: Friday, 30 October 2009

Venue: Presidential Guest House (bring press cards)
Bryntirion Estate, Gate 10

NB: Media interested in covering the BNC are requested to send details i.e. Name, media house, ID no. to Matshepo Seedat on 082 679 9473 (Presidency) or Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893 (DIRCO)


09:15:  Arrival of Media ahead of arrival of President Kabila at the Presidential Guest House

09:55:  Arrival of President Kabila, received by President Zuma

Photo Opportunity

10:00: Tête-à-Tête between President Zuma and President Kabila 

Photo Opportunity (Official photographers only)


Banquet Hall

Media in attendance for Opening remarks

12:35: Press Conference
Banquet Hall

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag x152

27 October 2009


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