Après les footballeurs Ronaldo (Brésil) et Zinedine Zidane (France), l’attaquant international ivoirien de Chelsea, Didier Drogba, agée de 28 ans, est nommé ambassadeur itinérant du Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD - ONU).
President Mbeki will be supported by Ministers Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Buyelwa Sonjica and Naledi Pandor and Deputy Ministers Mluleki George and Rob Davies.
President Mbeki’s visit comes within the context of South Africa’s commitment to strengthening political, economic and trade relations with Vietnam within the broad framework of consolidating South-South relations.
Issues on the agenda of discussions between Presidents Mbeki and Triet are expected to include, among others :
* the status of bilateral political and economic relations between both countries * the support of Vietnam for AsgiSA and JIPSA in terms of skills development and the sharing of best practice * a briefing on developments in Africa with regard to post-conflict reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, Sudan, Darfur, Somalia and Cote d ?Ivoire * developments in the Middle East including the Iranian nuclear conflict, Iraq and the Middle East Peace process * a briefing on developments in Asia including Myanmar, East Timor and North Korea * the consolidation of South-South co-operation through and within such fora as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the New Asia Africa Strategic Partnership (NAASP) and other multilateral organisations * global challenges including South Africa’s mandate as the Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC.
Presidents Mbeki and Triet will on conclusion of their bilateral discussions sign agreements on Co-operation through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Waiver of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Official passports.
President Mbeki will also today Thursday 24 May 2007 :
* hold discussions with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and General Vo Nguyen Giap * lay a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the National Monument of Heroes and Martyrs * visit the Temple of Literature. Source : SAGI - Hanoi, May 24, 2007