Brussels / Halifax, 22 October 2018 – The Parliament of Canada will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly's (PA) 64th Annual Session from Friday 16 November to Monday 19 November 2018 in Halifax, Canada. The Session will bring together parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss international security issues affecting the Alliance.
The Session will take place in the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax NS B3J 0E6, Canada.
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November will be devoted to meetings of NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security.
The Plenary session on Monday 19 November will be addressed by NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, Rasa Jukneviciene, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and other senior officials.
A major event will be a parliamentary debate and adoption of the resolutions presented in the committees on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, space, energy, the South, defence innovation and Russian election meddling.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly enhances solidarity among members of the Alliance by bringing together parliamentarians from NATO member nations. Serving as an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of its member nations, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly works to build parliamentary and public consensus in support of Alliance policies. The NATO PA deals with social, cultural, political and economic issues, as well as military matters of paramount importance to NATO member nations. Parliamentarians meet and share information during regular Assembly sessions in North America and Europe.
This NATO PA event occurs in conjunction with the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) and together these events will showcase Canada’s leadership and engagement in global security.
Session news and information is routinely placed on the NATO PA website.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION - REGISTRATION - FACILITIES
Canadian and international media representatives who wish to report on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 64th Annual Session will need to request special 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 NATO PA
For additional questions or assistance contact:
Parliament of Canada
e-mail: [email protected]
General questions concerning the media facilities, broadcast facilities, uplink trucks etc. should also be addressed to Jessica Kulka.
NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY PRESS AND MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICE
Questions on the Session programme , requests for interviews with the NATO PA President and the NATO PA Secretary General should be addressed to:
Head, Press and Communication Service
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Switchboard: + 32 (0) 2 513 28 65
Direct line: + 32 (0) 2 50 48 154
Email: [email protected]