President Mbeki to close day at proceedings at the New York Stock Exchange
By Henry Booysen
25 September 2007
President Thabo Mbeki was invited to the New York Stock Exchange by its CEO John Thrain showing its confidence in the South African economy.
“President Thabo Mbeki will on Wednesday 26 September 2007 pay a historic visit to the New York Stock Exchange where he is expected to ring the bell as part of the tradition in the Stock Exchange to mark the closing of the day’s trading activities,” said Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa.
President Mbeki is currently in New York where he will lead a high-powered delegation to the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly including Ministers Trevor Manuel and Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
While at the Stock Exchange, President Mbeki will have the opportunity to visit Telkom’s trading post too.