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ANC President to visit India and China

6 June 2008

ANC President Jacob Zuma will depart from Johannesburg on Saturday, 7 June 2008 for a week-long visit to India and China.

The President will head an ANC delegation that includes National Executive Committee members Ebrahim Ebrahim, Collins Chabane and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and ANC Youth League Deputy President Andile Lungisa.

During his stay in India, Zuma will sign a memorandum of understanding between the ANC and the Indian National Congress (INC).

The delegation, which will visit Delhi and Mumbai, is scheduled to hold meetings with INC President Sonia Gandhi, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Africa Committee, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICC), among others.

The delegation will travel to Beijing and Shanghai in China, where President Zuma will meet with Hu Jintao, Secretary-General of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of the People`s Republic of China.

The delegation will meet with other senior officials of the CPC. ANC President Jacob Zuma will also address the Pudong Executive Leadership Academy in Shanghai.

The delegation will return to South Africa on Sunday, 15 June 2008.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
African National Congress

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