Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
December 13, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane will sign a Partnership Framework that will guide future efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The signing ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. in the Treaty Room at the Department of State.

The Partnership Framework under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provides a five-year joint strategic plan of cooperation among the Government of South Africa, the U.S. Government, and other stakeholders.

The signing ceremony will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492
Jennifer Peterson
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
PetersonJL@state.gov
(202) 663-2708



PRN: 2010/1805