Media Advisory

22 March 2019

Media Arrangements for the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara

South Africa and Namibia will co-host the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara, on 25-26 March 2019 in Pretoria. This comes after the 37th Summit of the SADC Heads of State and Government resolved to convene the Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara.

During the Solidarity Conference, the SADC Heads of State and Government are expected to express the region’s support towards decolonisation and right to self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

The media are invited as follows:

Date: 25 - 26 March 2019

Time: 08h00

Venue: DIRCO, Conference Centre

All members of the media must go through a Remote Security Search Park at Rietondale Park on Soutpansberg Road. Media will park at Rietondale and be shuttled to the OR Tambo Building.

NOTE: Only accredited media will be allowed to enter the OR Tambo Building. Members of the media are encouraged to collect their accreditation tags at Denis Adami Hall (1171 Wren St, Queenswood) in Pretoria from today, 22 March to 24 March 2019 between 08h00 and 17h00.

MEDIA PROGRAMME

25 – 26 MARCH 2019

DIRCO, PRETORIA – REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

DAY 1

MONDAY
25 MARCH

 

08:00 – 08:45

 

Registration

08:45 – 08:55

Arrival of the ministers and invited guests

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming remarks by host

09:15 – 09:45

Opening remarks by the Chairperson of Council

Presentation and Video by the presentations
on SADR/Western Sahara

DAY 2

TUESDAY
26 MARCH

 

08:30 – 09:00

 

Arrival of all delegates

09:40 – 10:00

Playing of the Anthems: SADC, AU and the Republic of South Africa

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome remarks

10:10 – 10:20

Opening Statement

10:20 – 10:30

Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union

10:30 – 10:40

Statement by the African Union Commission

10:40 – 10:50

Statement by the SADR

10:50 – 11:20

Video on Western Sahara

11:20 – 11:30

Family photo

11:30 – 12:00

Tea Break

12:00 – 12:30

Presentation on the Outcomes of Working Groups (Closed)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

Solidarity Statements by representatives of like-minded countries

15:30 – 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 – 16:15

Reading of the Declaration

16:15 – 16:25

Playing of the Anthems: SADC, AU and the Republic of South Africa

16:30 – 17:00

Media Briefing

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, MabayaN@dirco.gov.za  / 083 645 7838

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084




 

 

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