Mbeki heads for G8/Africa discussions in Davos

Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki leaves South Africa Tuesday for Davos, Switzerland for annual World Economic Forum, at which he would attend a session on the G8 and Africa.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said that while in Davos, the President would hold bilateral discussions with Chancellor Gerhard Schrِeder of Germany, Brazil's President Lula da Silva and the deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.
From Davos, he would next Saturday fly to Abuja to attend the African Union assembly scheduled in the Nigerian capital for 30 and 31 January.
The Abuja session will consider reports from the AU Peace and Security Council and from the Implementation Committee on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
It will also discuss the state of food security, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and polio eradication on the continent.
Equally on the summit agenda is a briefing on the Asian-African Summit coming up later this year in Bandung, Indonesia.

25 january 2005 12:57:00

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