Heads of State and Government to attend State Funeral Service in Qunu, Eastern Cape

first_imgTHE State Funeral of Former President Nelson Mandela, scheduled for Sunday, 15 December 2013, is expected to be attended by several Heads of State and Government, Former Heads of State, Eminent Persons, Heads of Delegation, Heads of International Organisations and the Diplomatic Corps.The list of the leaders and other dignitaries is as follows:Name Designation Country/InstitutionH.E Joyce BandaPresidentMalawiH.E Jakaya Mrisho KikwetePresidentTanzaniaHon Dr E Ralph Everard GonsalvesPrime MinisterSt Vincent & the GrenadinesDr Hailemariam DessalegnPrime MinisterEthiopiaThe Right Honourable Dr Denzil DouglasPrime MinisterSt Kitts and NevisHis Honour Dr Guy ScottVice PresidentZambiaH.E Mr   Mohammad ShariatmadariVice PresidentIranCommander and Army General Omar Hallesleven AcevedoVice PresidentNicaraguaHis Majesty King Letsie IIIKingLesothoHRH Prince Charles of WalesPrinceUnited Kingdom Mr  Jens StoltenbergFormer Prime MinisterNorwayMr Lionel JospinFormer Prime MinisterFranceMr Alain JuppeFormer Prime MinisterFranceMr Kenneth KaundaFormer PresidentZambiaMr Abubakar AtikuFormer Vice PresidentNigeriaMr Ephraim Mganda ChiumeForeign MinisterMalawiMr Mohlabi Kenneth TsekoaForeign MinisterLesothoHon Bernard K MembeForeign MinisterTanzaniaMr Wilbur SimuusaForeign MinisterZambiaRev Jessie JacksonEminent PersonUSAFormer First Lady Mrs Maria NyerereEminent PersonTanzaniaMs Vicky N Swai, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)Eminent PersonTanzaniaMr Surafiel Mhreteab AbedState MinisterEthiopiaMr Getachew Reda KahsayState MinisterEthiopiaH.E Dr Nkosazana Dlamini ZumaChairpersonAfrican Union CommissionMr Roeland  van der GeerHead of the EU in South AfricaEuropean Union Minister Nkoana-Mashabane said the South African government appreciates the continued support shown by the international community since the passing away on 05 December 2013 of Former President Mandela. “It is comforting to have amongst us leaders and other dignitaries representing the international community during this time of bidding our final farewells to Madiba,” said Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.For more information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson of DIRCO on 082 884 5974 ISSUED BY GCIS ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONlast_img

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