Incoming Visits by the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden Ms Maud Olofsson and the Prime Minister of Finland Mr Matti Vanhanen, 16 – 18 March 2010.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will on Tuesday 16 March 2010 receive the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Ms Maud Olofsson at Tuynhuys in Cape Town.       

Ms Olofsson will be in South Africa on a working visit, to participate in the 6th South Africa-Sweden Bi-National Commission (BNC) which is expected to take place on March 16-17, 2010.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 16 - 17 March 2010
Venue: Tuynhuys, Cape Town
Time: 14h00

Programme:

16 March 2010

14h00: Media to arrive ahead of Deputy Prime Minister Olofsson

15h00: Photo opportunity at the entrance of Tuynhuys

15h05: Meeting between Deputy President Motlanthe and Deputy Prime Minister Olofsson

15h20: Photo opportunity at the Opening Plenary Session of the BNC

19h00: Toast remarks during the Dinner, in honour of the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

End of Media Programme



17 March 2010

15h00: Media to arrive ahead of the Press Conference

15h30: Press Conference

End of Media Programme


On Thursday 18 March 2010, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will host the Prime Minister of Finland, Mr Matti Vanhanen, who will be in South Africa on an official visit.

Media is invited as follows:

Date: 18 March 2010
Venue: Tuynhuys, Cape Town
Time: 09h30

Programme:

09h00: Members of the media to arrive ahead of Prime Minister Vanhanen

10h30: Welcome Ceremony.

10h45: Photo opportunity at the opening of the bilateral meeting

11h45: Press Conference

12h15: Toast remarks during the luncheon

End of Media Programme

RSVP with Nthabiseng Rantau on 082 570 5503 / Nthabiseng@po.gov.za.

For further info please contact Mr Vusi Mona on 082 047 2260 / Kgomotso Saul Molobi on 082 940 1647.

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