27 February 2019
Minister Sisulu to host her French counterpart in Pretoria
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will co-chair the 8th Session of the South Africa-France Forum for Political Dialogue (FPD) with the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Pretoria.
This is the first time that the Forum will be led at Ministerial level following the decision taken during former President Jacob Zuma’s State Visit to France in 2016 to elevate the Forum from Directors-General to Ministerial level, so as to award the growing relationship between the two nations greater political impetus.
The two Ministers will sign a number of agreements and host a joint press briefing at the conclusion of the FPD.
The media are invited as follows:
Event 1: Photo opportunity at the official talks between the Ministers
Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
Venue: DIRCO Conference Centre, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
Event 2: Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Briefing
Venue: DIRCO Media Briefing
RSVP: by no later than 27 February 2019 to [email protected] and [email protected]
Members of the media must carry valid ID documents and press cards.
Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, [email protected] / 083 645 7838
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road