A meeting of the North Atlantic Council with the foreign ministers of the two invited countries – Albania and Croatia – will be held at 10:15 on Wednesday 9 July 2008, at NATO Headquarters, for the signing ceremony of the Protocols of Accession.
Media representatives will be accredited at the NATO Site Entrance on presentation of a valid press card and valid identification documents. Media representatives without a valid press card in their possession need to contact NATO (see email below) no later than 7 July 2008. NATO accredited journalists need not request special accreditation.
|09:00||Distribution of Pool cards to visual media representatives|
|9:45||Visual media Pool (A&B) leaves by bus from NATO HQ visitors’ entrance for the conference room|
|10:15||Signing Ceremony – speeches by the Secretary General, by the Dean of the Council, and by Heads of Delegations of the two Invited Countries, signature of the Protocols of Accession – coverage from the balcony of the conference room (Pool A&B)|
|10:30||Visual media representatives holding a Pool Card “B” and not covering Pool A leave from the Media Office to cover the Official Portrait|
|10:50||Holders of Pool B covering the Conference Room leave from Conference Room to join the Official Portrait pool|
|10:55||Official Portrait (Pool B)|
|11:00||News Conference by the NATO Secretary General and the Foreign Ministers of Albania and Croatia – open access, live on CCTV|
For further information, please contact the NATO Press & Media Service,
Tel.: +32.2.707.5041, Fax: +32.2.707.5057. For accreditation queries,
please email :