NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

22 Oct. 2009 – 23 Oct. 2009

Informal meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

Slovakia, Bratislava

NATO Ministers agree on key priorities for Afghanistan

NATO Ministers agree on key priorities for Afghanistan

23 Oct. 2009

NATO Defence Ministers met in Bratislava today where, together with their counterparts from the non-NATO ISAF contributing nations, they agreed on a set of key priorities for Afghanistan for the end of 2009 and 2010, and on a strategic concept for the transition to an Afghan lead for security when the conditions are right.

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Allies sign declaration of intent for HIP helicopter initiative

Allies sign declaration of intent for HIP helicopter initiative

23 Oct. 2009

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Claudio Bisogniero, presided over a signing ceremony in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Bratislava. The ceremony marked a declaration of intent by nine NATO Allies to contribute to a multi-national helicopter initiative designed to provide NATO and its operations with additional airlift capability through a multi-national cooperative programme run by the HIP Helicopter Task Force.

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Tuesday 20 October 2009 document audio photo video
  Opening of the NATO Multimedia Expo
University Library of Bratislava

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  Views of Bratislava

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Wednesday 21 October 2009 document audio photo video
12:00 Official opening of the Conference on New Challenges and Better Capabilities
Historical building of the National Council

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     Opening address by the Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic ENG      
     Opening address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic ENG      

 

Thursday 22 October 2009 document audio photo video
8:30 - 9:00 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Defence Minister of the Slovak Republic

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9:15 - 9:40 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

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9:00 -18:00 Conference on New Challenges and Better Capabilities (continued)      
10:00    Speech by NATO Secretary General  ENG

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11:20 - 11:35 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic   photo
13:15 - 14:00 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the President of the Slovak Republic   photo natochannel.tv
16:00 Press briefing by NATO Spokesman James Appathurai  ENG

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17:10 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of Australia photo
18:00 Cultural Event and Reception at the Slovak National Theatre photo
19:30 Informal Working Dinner of NATO Defence Ministers . photo

 

Friday 23 October 2009 document audio photo video
8:15 - 8:30 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates     photo
08:30 Meeting of the North Atlantic Council     photo  
  •   Opening remarks by the Secretary General. ENG

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  •   Welcoming remarks by the President of the Slovak Republic. SLK

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12:15 Secretary General’s Press Conference, followed by a Q&A session ENG MP3
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13:00 Informal Working Lunch of the North Atlantic Council with non-
NATO ISAF Contributing Nations

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  •   Opening remarks by the Secretary General. ENG

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15:05 Official Portrait     photo  
15:10 Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of New Zealand     photo  
15:10 Signature ceremony of the Declaration of Intent - HIP Helicopter Task Force     photo  

 

 

For the media

NATO Press Release(2009)129 - 20 October 2009
Informal Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers - Bratislava, Slovakia - 22-23 October 2009
OTAN Communiqué de presse(2009)129 - 20 octobre 2009
Réunion informelle des ministres de la Défense des pays membres de l'OTAN - Bratislava (Slovaquie), 22-23 octobre 2009