NATO marks the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • 06 Nov. 2019 -
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  • Press Release (2019) 112
  • Issued on 04 Nov. 2019
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  • Last updated: 04 Nov. 2019 15:47

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will join German Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Hans-Dieter Lucas at the Berlin Wall Memorial at NATO Headquarters to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall on 9 November 1989. In case of rain, the ceremony will take place in the Agora.

Attendees will include permanent representatives of Alliance nations as well as members of NATO’s diplomatic, military, and international community.

Secretary General Stoltenberg and Ambassador Lucas will deliver brief remarks.

Media Advisory

09:40 The Secretary General and Ambassador Lucas arrive at the Berlin Wall Memorial

09:45 – 09:55 Remarks by Ambassador Lucas and Secretary General Stoltenberg

09:55 Media huddle by the Secretary General

Interested media should assemble in the area designated for press no later than 09:10.

The event will be streamed live on the NATO website.
Still and video images will be available on the NATO website after the event.
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Media permanently accredited at NATO

  • Media representatives in possession of permanent NATO media pass can access the NATO HQ directly by tapping their badge at the turnstiles (NATO HQ Guard House South - GHS, media entrance, NATO Headquarters, Boulevard Leopold III 1110).

Ad-hoc accreditation (day-pass)

  • Media representatives who are not permanently accredited and wishing to attend the event are invited to request ad-hoc accreditation directly at NATO HQ Guard House South (media entrance) on Wednesday 6 November 2019 starting from 08:00 (Brussels time). They will have to present a proof of ID/passport and a valid press card (provided by a recognised national professional body of a NATO country – i.e. Government, Professional association, Union of journalists).
  • Media representatives not in possession of a valid press card and wishing to attend the event are required to send a signed letter from their editor to the NATO Accreditation Office to no later than Monday 4 November 2019 at 14:00 (Brussels time). Please note that given the processing time required for these checks, we cannot guarantee access. Either way, you will receive a confirmation by email.

    Please type “Berlin Wall” in the subject line of the message.

Security Procedures

A security check will take place and all equipment and personal effects carried onto the site will be examined by security personnel. Media representatives are therefore encouraged to arrive with sufficient lead time to allow for security proceedings.

Overall Coordination & pool cards
Ms. Marion Aubry
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 7901
Mr Angelo Pacifico
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 83 46
TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite
Mr Serge Bosmans
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 03
Mr Eric Morel
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 12 87
NATO  Video on demand
NATO Multimedia
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 12 27