NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

08 Jun. 2011 – 09 Jun. 2011

Meetings of NATO Defence Ministers

NATO Headquarters , Brussels

Defence Ministers reaffirm commitment to Afghanistan

Defence Ministers reaffirm commitment to Afghanistan

09 Jun. 2011

Today, the 48 NATO and ISAF Defence Ministers reaffirmed their long-term commitment to Afghanistan which remains NATO’s top operational priority. Ministers were updated on the operational situation from the Commander of ISAF, General David Petraeus, who explained how progress against the insurgency was enabling the transition to Afghan lead to start in seven Districts and Provinces in July, as planned.

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Wednesday 8 June 2011 document audio photo video
  Arrivals photo  
  Bilateral meeting between the NATO Secretary General and the US Secretary of Defense photo  
11:00-11:50 Meeting of the Nuclear Planning Group (NPG)
(no media opportunity)
   
12:00-14:00 Working Lunch of NATO Ministers of Defence with non-NATO Contributors to Operation Unified Protector
(no media opportunity)
   
  Statement on Libya Eng./
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14:15 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General document

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•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General natochannel.tv
•   Questions and answers natochannel.tv
15:00-16:30 Meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) photo  
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General document Eng. natochannel.tv
16:35 Official Portrait photo  
  Bilateral meeting between the NATO Secretary General and Minister of Defence of Russia photo  
17:15-18:45 Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) photo  
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General document Eng. natochannel.tv
19:00 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General document Eng.   natochannel.tv
19:30-22:15 Working Dinner of the North Atlantic Council (NAC)    

 

Thursday 9 June 2011 document audio photo video
9:30-10:15 Meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC)
(no media opportunity)
   
  Bilateral meeting between the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of Australia photo  
10:30-13:15 Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers with non-NATO ISAF Contributing Nations photo  
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General document Eng. natochannel.tv
13:30 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General document Eng. photo
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General natochannel.tv
•   Questions and answers natochannel.tv
13:30 Press conference by the US Secretary of Defense document Eng. photo  
16:00 Technical background briefing on NATO Command Structure by Brigadier General Patrick Wouters, Deputy Director Plans and Policy Division, International Military Staff (IMS). document

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natochannel.tv

 

For the media

 

NATO Press Release(2011)059 - 23 May 2011
Defence Ministerial Meetings, Brussels, 8-9 June 2011
OTAN Communiqué de presse(2011)059 - 23 mai 2011
Réunions des ministres de la Défense, Bruxelles, 8-9 juin 2011