Deputy Minister Landers to host Cuban First Deputy Minister Medina GonzA�lez

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will host the First Deputy Minister of Cuba, Mr Medina GonzA�lez, in Pretoria and Johannesburg from 23 to 24 May 2016. The visit takes place at the time when the two countries celebrate 20 years of formal bilateral cooperation.

South Africa and Cuba have maintained longstanding relations dating back to the struggle against apartheid and colonialism in the sub region of Africa, in whose defeat Cuba played a vital role.

Several events will take place in Pretoria and Johannesburg to mark the 20th anniversary of formal bilateral cooperation between South Africa and Cuba.

The media are invited as follows:

Monday, 23 May 2016

Wreath-laying ceremony and guided tour of Freedom Park Museum by Deputy Minister Landers and First Deputy Minister GonzA�lez, followed by a cocktail reception and cultural programme

Time: 13h00-17h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Koch St, Pretoria

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Deputy Minister Landers and First Deputy Minister GonzA�lez to co-chair a public lecture under the theme: "SA-Cuba: 20-year celebration of formal bilateral cooperation.

Time: 15h30-18h00

Venue: Wits Theatre, University of Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

RSVP: Tercia Malepane, 071 422 5227 /

Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078