Incoming Visit by His Majesty King Harald V of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of South Africa

Pretoria – South African President Jacob Zuma will receive King Harald V of the Kingdom of Norway for a state visit in Pretoria.

Media interested in covering the event are requested to send details i.e. name and Surname, media house, ID/ passport no. to Nthabiseng Ramatshela on ramatshelaj@foreign.gov.za 082 675 0893 (DIRCO)

MEDIA PROGRAMME

Venue: Union Building, Pretoria

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

10h00

:

Arrival of Media at the Union Building, Pretoria.

10:50

:

Arrival of President and Mrs Zuma
Arrival of His Majesty King Harald V and Queen Sonja

(Photo Opportunity)

10h00  

:

Welcome Ceremony

11h15 – 11h20

:

Members of the delegations are conducted to the Presidential Board Room

Photo Opportunity for President Zuma and King Harald V

12h45-13h00

:

Signing of Agreements – Media Centre

(Media in attendance)

12h45-13h00

:

Press Conference – Media Centre

(Contact person: Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893 DIRCO)

14:25

:

Arrival of King Harald V and Queen Sonja at the Pretoria University for a Foreign Policy Seminar

(Photo Opportunity)

Venue: Senate Hall- PTA University

Contact person: Prof Melck on 012 420 2220

15:30

:

Arrival of Media ahead of King Harald and Queen Sonja

15:55

:

 Arrival and received by the CEO of Freedom Park

16:05

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Briefing on Freedom Park

16:30

:

Meeting with Media

Contact: Magda on 082 570 9745

Venue: Freedom Park - Amphitheatre

17:10- 17:40

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Courtesy call by Deputy President on His Majesty King Harald V

(Photo Opportunity- Officials Only)

19:00

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Arrival of Media at the Presidential Guest house ahead of the State banquet hosted by President and Mrs Zuma

Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Church Street (Gate 9)
Pretoria

Please RSVP: ramatshelaj@foreign.gov.za (DIRCO) Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893

Please present press cards

19:25

:

Arrival of President and Mrs Zuma at the Presidential Guesthouse
Arrival of His Majesty King Harald V and Queen Sonja

(Photo Opportunity)

19:45

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Remarks by President Zuma
Remarks by King Harald V

(Media in attendance for the Remarks)

20:00

:

End of Media Programme

A media statement will be issued out shortly.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag x152
Pretoria
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16 November 2009

 

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