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
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
Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, 17 January 2012, to Ms Laoura Lazouras at LazourasL@dirco.gov.za or telephone (012) 351 1256.
Mobile: 076 608 8567
Telephone: 012 351 1105
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION