President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is scheduled to undertake a State Visit to Cuba from 5 to 8 December 2010

The objective of the State visit is to consolidate bilateral and multilateral relations between the two countries. The aim is also to strengthen the already existing strong ties and fraternal relations.

President Zuma will hold bilateral discussions with President Raúl Castro with the aim of exchanging views and positions on issues of mutual concern and explore ways to address these.

The President will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane; South Africa’s Ambassador to Cuba, Mr J Piitso; Minister of Home Affairs, Dr N Dlamini Zuma; Minister of State Security, Dr S Cwele; Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr R Davies; Minister of Health, Dr A Motsoaledi; and senior government officials.  

The President will also be accompanied by a business delegation aimed at enhancing trade relations.

For further information please contact DIRCO’s Spokesperson, Mr Clayson Monyela, on 082 806 7405 or President Zuma’s Spokesperson, Mr Zizi Kodwa, on 082 330 4910.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road

4 December 2010

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