10 April 2013
President Zuma to address the Heads of Missions Conference
His Excellency President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to address the Heads of Missions (HoM) Conference taking place at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria.
The 2013 conference takes place against the backdrop of the approval of the National Development Plan (NDP) by Cabinet and the welcoming of the plan by the general public. Therefore the purpose of the Heads of Mission conference is thus to inform South Africa’s 126 Heads of Mission of the main elements of the NDP, as supported by the New Growth Path, and to determine the role of South Africa’s diplomatic missions in advancing South Africa’s national interests and priorities, in particular on the African Continent.
This year’s Heads of Mission Conference coincides with two historic events in the history of our struggle for our liberation. Firstly, it takes place on a month that marks the 19th year since the dawn of our democracy in 1994; and Secondly, a year that marks the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/African Union since its formation in 1963.
All media are invited to the President’s Opening Remarks as follows:
Venue: OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale
Date: 11 April 2013
Time: Media to arrive at 14h00
RSVP: Mr Curtis Singo, SingoC@dirco.gov.za / 072 625 7060
Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
NB: DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES AT DIRCO, MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (NAME, MEDIA HOUSE, DESIGNATION, ID/PASSPORT NUMBER) AS ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING WILL BE STRICT.
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
460 Soutpansberg Road