NATO-Russia Council will meet in Russia

  • Press Release (2011) 082
  • Issued on 01 Jul. 2011
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  • Last updated: 01 Jul. 2011 11:28

At the invitation of the Russian authorities, the ambassadors of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), headed by the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, as the Chairman of the NRC, will travel to Sochi in the Russian Federation on Sunday 3rd July 2011.

On 4 July 2011, the Secretary General will chair a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council, , with participation of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Sergei Lavrov and other Russian high-ranking officials.

The Secretary General will also have bilateral meetings with the Russian President H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev and with the Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Sergei Lavrov.

On the same day, all NRC ambassadors and the Secretary General will have a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev.

On 5th July, the Secretary General will travel to St. Petersburg. He will deliver a lecture at the Naval Academy and meet representatives of local authorities.

Media Programme

Accreditation details were provided in PR/CP(2011)081, dated 28 june 2011.

4 July 2011
10h00 Opening remarks of the NATO-Russia Council (Radisson Lazurnaya hotel in Sochi)
12h30 Press Conference by the Chairman of the NRC (Radisson Lazurnaya hotel in Sochi)
15h00 Meeting of the NRC with H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev (Rus Hotel in Sochi)
16h15 Joint press conference by the Chairman of the NRC and the Russian Foreign Minister (Rus Hotel in Sochi)
5 July 2011
10h00 Lecture at the Naval Academy (St Petersburg)
12h00 Press conference at Interfax Press Agency (St Petersburg)

Still and video images will be available live on the NATO website and via satellite, and after the eventson http://www.nato.int/

Queries can be adressed to nrc-sochi-2011@hq.nato.int