12 September 2018
President Ramaphosa to meet members of the diplomatic corps
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 14 September 2018, meet members of the diplomatic community accredited to South Africa, including Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Consuls-General and Charges d’Affaires.
It is expected that President Ramaphosa will brief the diplomats about South Africa’s efforts to play an active and constructive role in the pursuit of its foreign policy vision of “African continent which is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and united and which aspires to a world that is just and equitable.”
The meeting takes place ahead of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled to begin on 18 September 2018. The President will also speak to the diplomats about some of the priorities and programmes of the South African government, including the upcoming Investment Summit. Furthermore, President Ramaphosa is expected to make comments directed at the international community about the ongoing process relating to land redistribution.
The media are invited for the President’s opening remarks as follows:
Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Venue: DIRCO Conference Centre, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria
Time: 10h00 (Media to arrive at 09h00. Media will not be allowed into the building after 09h30)
Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or MabayaN@dirco.gov.za
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road