15 February 2008 - NATO PARLIAMENTARIANS TO MEET NAC, EU AND NATO TOP OFFICIALS IN BRUSSELS
More than 100 members of parliament from all 26 NATO member countries will be in Brussels from 17-19 February to discuss the Alliance’s current agenda and other political and security issues in high level meetings with NATO and European Union civilian and military officials.
NATO parliamentarians, including delegations from Canada and the United States, will hold their annual joint meeting with the Permanent Representatives of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) Monday afternoon at NATO headquarters. Assembly President José Lello will also have a private meeting with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
On Sunday 17, NATO PA members will be briefed, among others, by Jean-François Bureau, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, and Jamie Shea, NATO Secretary General’s Director of Policy Planning.
On Monday 18, General Ray Henault, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and General Henri Bentégeat, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, will address jointly the group of NATO parliamentarians.
In the afternoon, in addition to the meeting with the NAC, a selected number of legislators will hold a brainstorming meeting on how to enhance NATO’s communication strategy towards member countries, chaired by Stefanie Babst, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Communication Coordination,
On Tuesday 19, NATO legislators will be briefed by Eneko Landaburu, European Commission’s Director General for External Relations, and David O’Sullivan, European Commission’s Director General for External Trade.
For further information or questions please contact the NATO PA Press and Media Service, Tel: (32) 2 50 48 154, mobile: + 32 478 554 811 or + 32 486 677 200