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8 October 2012 - MEDIA ADVISORY - NATO PA 58th ANNUAL SESSION, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, 9-12 NOVEMBER 2012

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The Parliament of the Czech Republic will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 58th Annual Session in Prague from Friday 9 to 12 November. The Annual Session will bring together some 350 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss common international security concerns and adopt the reports prepared by the Assembly’s committees.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November will be devoted to the meetings of the NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security. Each Committee will discuss and adopt Reports and policy recommendations on a broad range of security and defence topics and will be addressed by prominent speakers from government, academia, NGO’s and NATO.

The Plenary Session on Monday 12 November will be addressed by Dr Karl A. LAMERS, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Milan STECH, President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Miroslava NEMCOVA, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic,  Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN, NATO Secretary General, Jean-Claude MIGNON, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mikheil SAAKASHVILI, President of Georgia, Filip VUJANOVIC, President of  Montenegro, Egemen BAGIS, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey, Nikola GRUEVSKI, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* and other authorities.

 

PRESS BRIEFING


Media representatives are welcome to ask questions during the opening Press Briefing on Friday 9 November at 11:00 with the NATO PA President and the Head of the Czech Delegation to the NATO PA, Mr Jan HAMACEK, in the Prague Congress Centre.

 

SESSION VENUE


Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
5. Kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4

Only registered press will be able to access the session venue.

 

MEDIA ACCREDITATION - REGISTRATION - FACILITIES


Media representatives wishing to cover the session, to attend the press briefing and other media events must request accreditation.

Dr Jiri Hybs

Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament
Press Service, Secretary
Address: Poslanecka snemovna, Snemovni ul. c. 4, 118 26 Praha 1
Tel: +420 257 174 202| Fax +420 257 533 903
E-mail: acredit@psp.cz| Website: www.psp.cz

Deadline for media accreditation is 7 November.

Additional questions concerning the media facilities, broadcast facilities, uplink trucks etc should also be addressed to Dr Jiri HYBS

 

NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY PRESS AND MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICE


Questions on the Session programme or on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly should be addressed to:

Roberta Calorio

NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Head of the Press service and Media Relations

Place du Petit Sablon 3,
B - 1000 BRUSSELS

Telephone: + 32 (0) 2 50 48 154
Email: press@nato-pa.int

 

REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS


Requests for interviews with Members of Parliament and Committee guest speakers should also be be directed to Mrs Roberta Calorio (press@nato-pa.int)

 

PROGRAMME FOR THE MEDIA


Session news and a programme for the media is available and regularly updated on the NATO PA web site (www. nato-pa.int).

Only the meetings indicated in the press programme are open to the press.


The NATO Parliamentary Assembly brings together legislators from NATO member and non-member countries to consider security-related issues of common interest and concern.  The Assembly is an inter-parliamentary organisation and is independent from NATO. For more information contact the Press and Media Relations Service (phone: + 32 (0) 2 50 48 154 – email: press@nato-pa.int)


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* Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name

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