Deputy President to receive H E Mr Xi Jinping, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa

South African Deputy President, Mr Kgalema P Motlanthe will receive HE Mr Xi Jinping, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Media programme

Tuesday, 16 November 2010. Cape Town

14:00 Media to arrive at the State Protocol lounge in Cape Town International Airport

14:40 Vice President Xi and delegation arrive at Cape Town International Airport

Photo Opportunity

17:00 Members of the media arrive at Tuynhuys

17:15 Guard of honour and military band take position

18:25 Arrival, received by Deputy President Motlanthe

Photo Opportunity

18:40-18:55 Tête-à-tête between Deputy President Motlanthe and Vice President Xi

Photo Opportunity

19:00 Official Dinner hosted by Deputy President Motlanthe

Media in attendance for remarks

RSVP/ accreditation:

Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893 / ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za

Terrence Manase on 082 338 6707

NO MEDIA WILL BE ALOWED WITHOUT ACCREDITATION.

End of day 1



Wednesday, 17 November 2010. Cape Town

13:30 Members of the media arrive at Tuynhuys

14:10 Arrival, received by Deputy President Motlanthe

Photo Opportunity

14:15 Official talks

Photo Opportunity

15:00-16:00 The 4th South Africa-China Bi-National Commission

Order of proceedings

  • Opening and Welcome remarks by Deputy President Motlanthe
  • Remarks by Deputy President Xi

Media in attendance

16:00 Members of the media arrive at media centre ahead of the signing of agreements

16:10-16:25 Signing of agreements and MoU’s

16:25-16:30 Joint Statement of the 4th Session OF THE South Africa-China Bi-National Commission

16:35 Arrival, received by Mr MV Sisulu, Speaker of the National Assembly

Photo Opportunity

16:40-17:00 Courtesy call on Mr Sisulu by Vice President Xi

Photo Opportunity

17:00 – 17:15 Courtesy call on Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

Photo Opportunity

RSVP/ accreditation:

Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893 / ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za

Terrence Manase on 082 338 6707

NO MEDIA WILL BE ALOWED WITHOUT ACCREDITATION.



Thursday, 18 November. Pretoria, Gauteng

13:30 Members of the media arrive at the Sheraton Hotel

14:30 FOCAC 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations

Order of Proceeding:

  • Welcome and introductory remarks
  • Address by Vice President Xi
  • Vote of thanks

 Media in attendance

RSVP: Zhou Xiaomei on 073 285 8568/ zhou_xiaomei@mfa.gov.cn

End of media programme

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
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16 November 2010


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