Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence

Brussels, 22-23 October 2020

  • 22 Oct. 2020 - 23 Oct. 2020
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  • Press Release (2020) 100
  • Issued on 06 Oct. 2020
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  • Last updated: 13 Oct. 2020 13:21


  1. Meetings of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Defence will be held via secure teleconference on 22-23 October 2020. All information about these meetings will be on the NATO website.
  2. The meetings will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.


  1. Media representatives will NOT have physical access to NATO HQ to cover the ministerial meetings. Precautionary measures are in place at NATO Headquarters to limit the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, including restricted access to visitors, media and non-essential staff.
  2. NATO will facilitate remote media coverage as follows:
    • Secretary General’s press conferences will be broadcast live on the NATO website (, as well as on social platforms Twitter and Facebook, and made available live via satellite (worldfeed). After each event, the videos will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal ( Pictures taken by NATO photographers will be available on the NATO website.
    • NATO is offering media representatives the option to ask questions remotely to the NATO Secretary General during the Q&A sessions of all his press conferences. Media representatives wishing to do so are kindly requested to register on by no later than 20 October 2020 at 15:00 (Brussels time).


  1. The meetings will start on Thursday 22 October 2020 in the afternoon and will end on Friday 23 October in the afternoon.
  2. A pre-ministerial online press conference by the Secretary General’s will take place on 21 October 2020. The Secretary General will also brief the press online on both days of the event. More details will be announced at a later date.
  3. The media programme and information on the available audio-visual products will be published closer to the ministerial meetings on the NATO website.
  4. Information about individual ministers’ media programmes and media engagements should be sought directly from the national delegation(s) concerned. A list of NATO delegation press officers is available from the Press & Media Section.


Overall Coordination
Ms. Irina Novakova
Media queries
Press and Media Section
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 5041
Mr. Angelo Pacifico
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 83 46
Technical support for questions during online press conferences
Mr. Bart Vandendorpe
TV & Radio arrangements via satellite
Mr. Bart Vandendorpe
NATO  Video on demand
NATO Channel
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 12 27