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Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso to speak at luncheon Aug. 1

May 15, 2014 | By Kasia Klimasinska |

Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo.

Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo.

Photo/Image: Ricardo Stuckert/PR

President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso will discuss peace, security and stability of the central Africa region and oil investments in his country at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Aug. 1.

Sassou Nguesso, who met Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012, recently was quoted in a Nigerian newspaper as saying that Congo plans to attract Russian investment in oil industry, agriculture and education services.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for National Press Club members. NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate. Non-member tickets cost $36.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

For questions, please email or call 202-662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to no later than 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to theLuncheon to attend the VIP reception

To submit a question in advance, put SASSOU in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming luncheons:

May 27, Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization (SOLD OUT)
May 28, Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon and author