Media Invite: Discussion Forum on Sudan’s transition to democracy

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) invites all media to a discussion forum on Sudan’s transition to democracy, to be addressed by the United States Special Envoy for Sudan, Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman.

Ambassador Lyman, US Ambassador to SA from 1992-1995, was appointed by President Barack Obama as the US Special Envoy for Sudan in March 2011. Immediately preceding his tenure as Special Envoy, he served as U.S. Senior Advisor on North-South Negotiations, where he led the US team supporting on-going negotiations between the parties to Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The discussion forum will take place as follows:
Date:                       Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Venue:                  DIRCO Conference Room 1, OR Tambo Building, Rietondale, Pretoria


08:30 – 09:00       Tea/Coffee/Registration

09:00 – 09:05       Welcome
                               Programme Director
09:05 – 09:20       Opening Remarks
                                Mr Charles Nqakula
                                South African Special Envoy for Sudan
09:20 – 10:00       Keynote Address
                               Amb. Princeton Lyman
                               US Special Envoy for Sudan
10:00 – 11:00      Discussion

11:00 – 11:10      Closing Remarks

11:10 – 11:30      Press Briefing
                              Media Room

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, 17 January 2012, to Ms Laoura Lazouras at or telephone (012) 351 1256.

For enquiries:
Nelson Kgwete
Mobile: 076 608 8567
Telephone: 012 351 1105



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