Leaders arrive Durban for racism conference

Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- About 15 foreign Heads of State have so far arrived in Durban ahead of the World Conference Against Racism which kicks off Friday.
UN secretary-general Kofi Annan jetted into the port city earlier Wednesday, accompanied by his Commonwealth counterpart Don McKinnon and the President of the UN General Assembly, Harri Holkeri.
Other world leaders include Cuba's Fidel Castro, the president of the Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat, Joseph Kabila of DR Congo, Dennis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo, Joso Krizanovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo.
Equally in Durban already is Senegal's Abdoulaye Wade, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Zambia's Frederick Chiluba, Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Cape Verde's Pedro Pires, Latvia's Vaira Vike-Freibanga, Panama's Dominador Kayser Bazan, Rwanda's Paul Kagame and Togo's Gnassingbe Eyadema.
South Africa, as host of the event, is fielding a 75-strong delegation including President Thabo Mbeki, deputy president Jacob Zuma and Foreign Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

30 august 2001 16:42:00

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