Klerk joins Clinton and Albright as speakers for ‘Leaders in Dubai’

DUBAI— Former South African president Frederik Willem de Klerk has joined the speaker line-up of the international leadership summit Leaders in Dubai, joining political heavyweights Bill Clinton (via videocast), Dr Madeleine Albright and Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. De Klerk takes his place in the Leaders in Dubai line-up in place of former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, who is now unable to appear at the event.

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Published: Tue 4 Oct 2005, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:30 PM

Eight business and political headline names will take part in the debate on leadership best practices at Leaders in Dubai, to be held on November 28 – 29 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Tina Schneidermann, president of the event organisers Leading Minds, said: “Since he retired from active politics the former South African president has established the F W de Klerk Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of peace in multi-communal societies.

Former president de Klerk is well placed to initiate debate on the promotion of harmonious relations in multi-communal societies. His presence at Leaders in Dubai adds another international dimension to the summit, and will inspire comment and discussion between more than 2,000 business leaders at the event.” In his first speech after assuming the party leadership, de Klerk, who was inaugurated as president in 1989, called for a non-racist South Africa.

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