13 April 2010 - RIGA - NATO PA SPRING SESSION [MEDIA ADVISORY]
NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session
The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia (the Saeima) will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session from Friday 28 May to June 1 2010. The Session will bring together in Riga some 300 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.
The President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May will be devoted to the meetings of NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security. Each Committee will discuss Reports on a broad range of security and defence topics and will be addressed by high level guest speakers from government, academia, NGO’s and NATO.
The Plenary session on Tuesday 1 June will be addressed by NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, Congressman John Tanner, the Speaker of the Latvian Parliament, Gundars Daudze, the Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis and NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
All these meetings are open to the press.
PROGRAMME FOR THE MEDIA
A detailed programme for the media containing names and timings for the speakers and the discussion of the Committee reports will be available and regularly updated on the NATO PA web site at http://www.nato-pa.int/default.asp?SHORTCUT=2014
All meetings indicated in the press programme are open to the press.
International Exhibition Centre
The committee meetings and the Plenary Session will be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May 2010 in the International Exhibition Centre. Access to the session venue is for registered press only.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Congressman, John Tanner, the Head of the Latvian delegation to the NATO PA, Vaira Paegle and David Hobbs, NATO PA Secretary General will welcome the press and give a press briefing on Friday 28 May at 11:00 in Hall C of the Exhibition Centre. The briefing may be postponed to the afternoon.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION - REGISTRATION - FACILITIES
Media representatives wishing to cover the session, to attend the press briefing and other media events must request accreditation.
The accreditation form, the procedure for accreditation and registration as well as more practical information for the media is available on the session website hosted by the Latvian Parliament http://www.natopariga.lv/.
For additional questions or assistance contact:
General questions concerning the media facilities, broadcast facilities, uplink trucks etc should also be addressed to Ms Rafelde.
NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY PRESS AND MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
Questions on the Session programme or the NATO PA in general should be addressed to:
Switchboard: + 32 (0) 2 513 28 65
Mobile phone from 27 May to 2 June: + 371 20269377
REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS
Requests for interviews with Members of Parliament and Committee guest speakers should be directed to the NATO PA’s press and media information office or directly to the delegates or guest speakers. The point of contact is Mrs Roberta Calorio (firstname.lastname@example.org)