During his visit, Mr. Rasmussen will meet members of the Australian Government, including Prime Minister The Rt Hon Julia Gillard and Minister of Defence The Rt Hon Stephen Smith. He will also sign, on behalf of NATO, a Joint Political Declaration between Australia and NATO.
Mr. Rasmussen will also deliver a keynote speech at the National Press Club entitled “The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Australia – Tackling Global Security Challenges Together”
Wednesday 13 June
12.30 Secretary General speech at the National Press Club
Thursday 14 June
15.50 A signing ceremony for the Australia-NATO Joint Political Declaration will take place at Parliament House
16.15 Secretary General joint press point with Prime Minister Gillard at Parliament House
Times given are local times.
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