8 September 2011 - NATO PA 57th ANNUAL SESSION - [MEDIA ADVISORY]
The Parliament of Romania will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 57th Annual Session in Bucharest from Friday 7 October to Monday 10 October 2011. The 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.
The Parliament of Romania will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 57th Annual Session in Bucharest fromFriday 7 October to Monday 10 October 2011. The Session will bring together some 350 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America andEurope 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.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Dr Karl A. Lamers, the Head of the Romanian Delegation to the NATO PA, Sever Voinescu-Cotoi, and the NATO PA Secretary General, David Hobbs, will welcome media representatives and answer questions during a press briefing onFriday 7 October at 11:00.
Saturday 8 andSunday 9 Octoberwill be devoted to themeetings 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 Reports on a broad range of security and defence topics and will be addressed by prestigious speakers from government, academia, NGO’s and NATO.
The Plenary sessionon Monday 10 Octoberwill be addressed by NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, high Romanian officials, Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Swedish Military Representative to the EU and NATO and other prestigious speakers. The Assembly’s policy recommendations will be presented, debated and voted on the afternoon.
A draft programme for the media with the names and timings of the speakers and the Committee agendas is available and regularly updated on the NATO PA web site.
Only the meetings indicated in the press programme are open to the press.
The Parliament (Chamber of Deputies and Senate) of Romania
Only registered press will be able to access the session venue.
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 page hosted by the NATO PA web site.
Additional questions concerning media facilities, broadcast facilities, uplink trucks etc. should also be addressed to:
Parliament of Romania, Chamber of Deputies
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Press Service and Media Relations
Questions on the Session programme or on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly should be addressed to:
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Requests for interviews with Members of Parliament and Committee guest speakers should be directed to the NATO PA’s press and media relations service or directly to the delegates or guest speakers. For assistance contact Mrs Roberta Calorio (email@example.com).