16 October 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY - NATO PA's 54th Annual Session
The Spanish Parliament will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 54th Annual Session from 14 to 18 November, bringing together in Valencia some 340 parliamentarians from North America and Europe.
The Plenary session on Tuesday 18 November will be addressed by José LELLO, NATO PA's President, Jaap DE HOOP SCHEFFER, NATO Secretary General, General John CRADDOCK, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Amre MOUSSA, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Kanat SAUDABAYEV, Secretary of State of Kazakhstan, Mikheil SAAKASHVILI, President of Georgia and other high ranking officials. The plenary meeting will also debate resolutions drafted by NATO PA's five committees addressing, among other topics, NATO’s ongoing operations, economic reconstruction in Afghanistan, energy security, NATO-Russia Relations and Kosovo.
The Committees (Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security, Economics and Security) will meet on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November. As usual, they will deal with a broad range of topics and will be addressed by speakers from government, academia and NATO.
ADDRESS OF THE SESSION
PROGRAMME FOR THE MEDIA
A programme for the media is available at http://www.nato-pa.int/default.asp?SHORTCUT=1601
PRESS BRIEFING, AUDITORIUM 3, GROUND LEVEL
NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, José LELLO (Portugal), the head of the Spanish Delegation to the NATO PA, Jesus CUADRADO and NATO PA Secretary General David HOBBS, will welcome the press and give a detailed press briefing on Friday 14 November at 11:00.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION AND ENQUIRIES
Media representatives based in Spain who wish to cover the session meetings should contact:
María Rosario Rodriguez Garcia
All questions concerning services to the press should be addressed to the host country press service.
Media representatives outside of Spain should contact:
News and information on the Session is routinely placed on the NATO PA website.