Media Statement

17 February 2019

Minister Sisulu to host post SONA breakfast with Members of the Diplomatic Corps and hold monthly briefing  

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will meet Members of the Diplomatic Corps on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, for a briefing on a number of issues, including preparations for the National Elections taking place on 08 May 2019 and South Africa’s tenure as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period January 2019 to December 2020.

The Minister will also brief the media on other matters in the foreign policy environment. The media briefing will include details relating to the SADC Solidarity Conference on Western Sahara, which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in Parliament on 14 February 2019 in his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

The media are invited as follows:

Event 1: Minister’s meeting with Members of the Diplomatic Corps (Photo Opportunity)
Time: 09h00 – 11h00
Venue: DIRCO Conference Centre

Event 2: Monthly Media Briefing
Time: 11h30 – 13h30
Venue: DIRCO Media Briefing Room

NB: Members of the media must arrive at OR Tambo Building no later than 08h30am and must produce valid ID documents and press cards.  

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Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, or 083 645 7838




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