Media Advisory

23 March 2013

President Zuma to receive the President of China for a State Visit and the President of Russia for a Working Visit

His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa, will receive the President of the People’s Republic of China, H E Xi Jinping, for a State Visit, and the President of the Russian Federation, H E President Vladimir Putin, for a Working Visit to the Republic of South Africa.

All Media are invited as follows:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

08:00 Members of the media arrive at the Union Buildings

Please present media/press cards

08:55 President and Mrs Xi Jinping arrive at the Union Building and are welcomed by President and Mrs Zuma

Photo opportunity

09:00 Welcome Ceremony

Photo Opportunity

09:55 Tête-à-tête between President Zuma and President Xi Jinping

Photo Opportunity

10:00 Official Talks

Opening and welcome remarks by President Zuma

Remarks by President Xi Jinping

Media in attendance

11:20 Signing of Agreements and MOU followed by Press Statements

Media in attendance

11:30 Members of the media arrive at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House ahead of the Leaders

12:10 Arrival of President Zuma and President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Guest House

Photo Opportunity

Venue: Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Church Street
Pretoria

Contact person: Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893 / Jonas Mashigo on 082 6799464

Please present media cards

12:20-14:00 Official Lunch hosted by President and Mrs Zuma in honour of President and Mrs Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Zuma

Remarks by President Xi JIngping

Media takes leave

14:50 Courtesy call on the President of the People’s Republic of China by Deputy President Motlanthe

Sheraton Hotel

Photo Opportunity

Contact Person: Nthabiseng Rantao on 082 570 5503

Media interested in covering the event are requested to send details i.e. name and Surname, media house, ID / passport no. to Nthabiseng Ramatshela:ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za / 082 6750893 (DIRCO), before Monday, 25 March 2013 at 12:00.

End of media Programme


WORKING VISIT

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

14:30 Members of the Media arrive at the International Convention Centre Durban

15:55 President Putin arrives at the International Convention Centre, received by President Zuma and conducted to the Holding Room

Photo Opportunity

16:00-16:20 Tête-à-tête between President Zuma and President Putin

16:30-17:30 Official Talks

Photo Opportunity

17:40-17:50 Signing of Memorandums of Understanding / Agreements followed by the Press Conference

Media in attendance

End of Media Programme

Contact person: Nomfundo Mcetywa: 072 588 4548 nomfundo.mcetywa@gmail.comnomfundo.mcetywa@gmail.com

For general enquiries, kindly contact Mr Nelson Kgwete on 082 884 5974 / Mr Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria

 

 

 

 

 

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