MEDIA INVITE

17 April 2012

Deputy Minister Fransman to receive Panama Counterpart

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman, will receive his counterpart from Panama, Mr Francisco Alvarez de Soto, on Thursday, 19 April 2012 at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town. 

In addition to bilateral discussions, the two Deputy Ministers are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the diplomatic academies of South Africa and Panama.

It is also expected that Vice Minister Alvarez de Soto will present Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Deputy Minister Fransman with the Order of Vasco Nuñes de Balboa, Under the Great Cross Degree.

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED AS FOLLOWS:

Date: Thursday, 19 April 2012

Time: 12:30-13:00 (Signing of MoU between the diplomatic academies of South Africa and Panama), Media Briefing

15:00-16:00 Vice Minister Alvarez de Soto to present Archbishop Tutu and Deputy Minister Fransman with the Order of Vasco  Nuñes de Balboa 

Venue: Taj Hotel, Wale Street, Cape Town,

RSVP: Laoura Lazouras: lazourasl@dirco.gov.za, 083 564 2024

ENQUIRIES: Nelson Kgwete: 076 431 3078 

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