NATO Secretary General’s visit to the Republic of Portugal (2nd Revised)

  • 26 May. 2021 - 27 May. 2021
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  • Press Release (2021) 082
  • Issued on 25 May. 2021
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  • Last updated 31-May-2021 08:28

On Wednesday, 26 and Thursday 27 May 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit the Republic of Portugal, where he will meet with the Prime Minister H.E. Mr. António Costa and he will attend a meeting of the Council of State, chaired by the President of the Republic of Portugal, H.E. Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The NATO Secretary General, together with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, will inaugurate the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Academy in Lisbon.

On Thursday, NATO Secretary General will visit the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy taking part in NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 21. The Secretary General will also attend the Informal Meeting of the European Union Defence Ministers.

Media Advisory

Wednesday, 26 May

13:10 (CEST)    Secretary General joint press conference with the Prime Minister António Costa

15:00 (CEST)    Secretary General’s remarks at the inauguration of the NCI Academy together with the Prime Minister António Costa

Thursday, 27 May

12:30 (CEST)     Secretary General’s joint press point on board the HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 21 with Defence Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho of Portugal, the Chair of the Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Tod Wolters and First Sea Lord Adm. Tony Radakin

19:30 (CEST)     Secretary General’s doorstep at the Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers

  • The press events on 26 May and the doorstep on 27 May will be broadcast live on the NATO website. After the events, the video will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal.
  • A video recording of the event on board the HMS Queen Elizabeth on 27 May will be distributed afterwards via the NATO Multimedia Portal.
  • A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures taken by NATO photographers, will be available on the NATO website.The press moments will be available in original sound, English and French.

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