Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is off for visits to Chad, Angola, Nigeria and Botswana, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria said Tuesday.
Zuma will Tuesday chair the four-day Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of Foreign Ministers of the African Union in N'djamena, Chad.
"During [today's] meeting, the Interim Chairperson, Amara Essy will provide reports on the AU Commission and the high-level intergovernmental meeting on the prevention and combating of terrorism in Africa," the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
The Executive Council is also expected to receive a report from the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on the organisation's financial status.
In Nigeria, Dlamini-Zuma will form part of the South African government delegation, led by Deputy President Jacob Zuma, to the NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development) Heads of State Implementation Committee Meeting 7-8 March in Abuja.
Issues on the agenda include reports of the economic recovery plan's Steering Committee chaired by Prof.
Others are the implementation of NEPAD infrastructure, the review of development effectiveness between Africa and its partners and the African Peer Review Mechanism, including its objectives, standards, criteria and indicators.
Dlamini-Zuma's programme also includes the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers meeting 9-10 March in Luanda, Angola.
The Council of Ministers is to discuss progress made in the restructuring of SADC, the functioning of the AU, NEPAD, and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Dlamini-Zuma will wind up her tour in Botswana as part of President Thabo Mbeki and First Lady Zanele Mbeki's delegation on a State visit 11-13 March.