REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA AMBASSADOR TO VISIT CHRIS HANI AND JOE GQABI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES ON THURSDAY ( 9th March 2017)
The Executive Mayors of Chris Hani and Joe Gqabi District Municipalities will co-host a luncheon to honour a visit by His Excellency, Mr Javier F Figueroa, Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina and the country’s President of Commercial Industries with other Commercial Farming leaders.
The delegation is visiting the two district municipalities to pursue and implement the heads of agreement of the Bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Agriculture signed in 2013 between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of Republic of Argentina. Amongst the key elements of the agreement is the establishment of Rural Agro-Industries and Financial Initiative (RAFI).
This is a sequel to a business to business engagement undertaken at a district level in 2016 to the Republic of Argentina aimed at lobbying for strategic business partners to take part in the Agricultural activities in the district following challenges of stagnant growth and high mortality rate of agricultural co-operatives within the Chris Hani Co-operative Development Centre support system and lastly to secure future markets and possible investments.
The details of the luncheon are :
– Date : 09 March 2017
– Time : 10h00
– Venue : Roydon Guest House, Queenstown
A media briefing is scheduled for Thursday at 13h30 (immediately after the session). The Executive Mayor of CHDM, Cllr Koliswa Vimbayo and the Executive Mayor of Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Cllr Zibonele Dumzela will be part of the briefing together with the Ambassador. The Honourable Premier, Mr Phumulo Masualle; Honourable MEC for Cogta, Mr Fikile Xasa and Honourable MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Mr Mlibo Qoboshiyane are also expected to attend.
Members of the media are requested to confirm their attendance before 09 March 2017. For inquiries please liaise with Ms Buli Ganyaza on 083 514 5526 / 045 8084642 alternatively on firstname.lastname@example.org