NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

27 Aug. 2010

NATO aircraft to depart with more relief goods to Pakistan

An Antonov 124 transport aircraft will depart the Leipzig/Halle airport in Germany this Friday, 27 August carrying around 100 tons of relief goods to Islamabad. It will deliver power generators and water tanks donated by Germany, as well baby food donated by a non-governmental organisation. The transport aircraft lease is a contribution by Germany to the overall NATO effort to airlift humanitarian aid to Pakistan.

During the weekend, a NATO Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) is scheduled to depart Geilenkirchen airbase in Germany to Islamabad. It will transport in total around 16 tons of humanitarian relief items donated by a non-governmental organisation comprising power generators, boats, food and clothing.

The North Atlantic Council decided earlier this month to provide airlift and sealift for the delivery of aid donated by nations and humanitarian relief organizations, in response to a request by the Government of Pakistan.

Media Advisory

1. Journalists wishing to cover the departure of the transport aircraft Antonov 124 from Leipzig/Halle on Friday, 27 August, please contact:

LTC Christoph von Löwenstern
Leiter der Informationsarbeit 13. Panzergrenadierdivision
Tel: +49 - 341 - 595-2150
Mobile: +49 – 171 972 6455
E-Mail: 13pzgrendivpressestelle@bundeswehr.org

2. Journalists wishing to cover the departure of the NATO Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) this weekend please contact:

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force
Public Affairs Office
52 511 Geilenkirchen
CMSgt Claus Cohnen, Public Affairs Office
Tel: +49 2451 – 63 24 80
Mobile: +49 151 276 00 277

3. Video footage and still photographs will be available on the NATO website after the event. For broadcast quality footage, please contact Zorniza Venkova at + 32 475 75 37 63 or forward e-mail to venkova.zornitza@hq.nato.int.

Last updated: 27-Aug-2010 16:33

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