NAC visit to Georgia / Meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission

Tbilisi, Georgia, 26-27 June 2013

  • 26 Jun. 2013 - 27 Jun. 2013
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  • Press Release (2013) 069
  • Issued on 13 Jun. 2013
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  • Last updated: 14 Jun. 2013 10:03

General information

At the invitation of the Georgian authorities, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) chaired by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Georgia on 26-27 June 2013.

Media coverage

The media program will be communicated at a later stage on both NATO website ( and the website of the MFA of Georgia (, and handed to media representatives upon accreditation. It will include restricted access by selected visual media to the opening of the meetings, and unrestricted access to press conferences.

Live coverage of the media events is foreseen and will be made available by NATO on web streaming and via satellite. The NATO TV/Radio Office in Brussels will make available video and still photographic material via the NATO website and upon request in broadcast quality; furthermore, an edited package will also be available upon request via the NATO TV/Radio office in Brussels after the meeting.

Media accreditation

Prior accreditation is required and must be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia ({RDhref+}sec_id=742) The submission of applications for accreditation will start on 14 June, 2013 and will close on 21 June, 2013 24.00 (Tbilisi time). Applications received after that deadline might not be considered.

Media can pick up their accreditation passes on 25 June from the Media Center. Media passes must be picked up in person upon presentation of a valid I.D. card or passport.

Media center

A media centre with appropriate facilities will be set up at “Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi. It would include PCs, Wi-Fi and LAN internet connections, printers, CCTV system broadcasting in two languages (Georgian, English), telephone (local) and fax lines, photocopiers. The press conference rooms will be cabled for sound in two languages (English, and Georgian).

The media center will be open as follows:

  • 25 June - from 10:00 to 20:00
  • 26 June - from 10:00 to 20:00
  • 27 June - from 08:00 to 20:00.

Identification requirements for entrance to the venues: photo ID and accreditation pass.

Security access

Security screening will take place upon entering the venues, which frequently results in long lines and delays. Media representatives should time their arrival on site accordingly. Those media representatives wishing to bring in TV, photo or large recording equipment (including SNGs or OB vans) must arrive at the venues ahead of time for security checks.

Transport / accommodation

Media representatives interested in covering the events should make their own arrangements regarding transport to Tbilisi, accommodation and / or visa. Detailed program include details on transportation in Tbilisi.


Mrs. Natia Chiqovani
Georgian Media Coordinator
Mrs. Alina Coca
NATO Media Coordinator


Phone: +32 (0)2 707 50 41. Fax: +32 (0)2 707 50 57. – http//