Visit to NATO by His Majesty the King of the Netherlands

  • 17 Dec. 2015 -
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  • Press Release (2015) 182
  • Issued on 16 Dec. 2015
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  • Last updated: 16 Dec. 2015 12:29

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will visit NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 17 December 2015. The King will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bert Koenders and Chief of Defence, General Tom Middendorp.

His Majesty will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg and will meet with the North Atlantic Council.

His Majesty will also participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the NATO Memorial to the Fallen.

Media advisory

10h15  Arrival of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and wreath-laying ceremony – NATO Cour d”Honneur. Open for media coverage. 
Media wishing to cover will be allowed to take position between 9.45 – 10.10.

11h00  NAC meeting with His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be available live on the NATO website and upon request via Eurovision Geneva.

Pooled media coverage; for access please contact before Wednesday 16 December, 17h00.

Still and video imagery from the event will be available on the NATO website.

The Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister will speak to the media after the meeting with the North Atlantic Council. For more information and registration, please contact

Media accreditation:

Journalists holding a 2015 NATO media pass will have access to the events upon presentation of their pass.

Media representatives not having a premanent accreditation are invited to inform the NATO Press and Media Service, not later than 18h00 on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 (Fax: +32.2.707.1399, email:

Media representatives are informed that a security check will take place, and security personnel will examine equipments and personal effects carried onto the site.

Points of contact

Press arrangements
Alina COCA
General queries
Front Office
TV/Radio issues
Post-event Video distribution

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