Press briefing on Afghanistan by the NATO Secretary General (online)

  • 17 Aug. 2021 -
  • |
  • Press Release (2021) 122
  • Issued on 16 Aug. 2021
  • |
  • Last updated: 16 Aug. 2021 17:58

On Tuesday 17 August 2021, the NATO Secretary General will hold a press briefing to provide updates on the situation in Afghanistan.

15:00 (CEST) - Secretary General’s press briefing (online)

Media coverage

  • Media representatives will NOT have physical access to NATO HQ to cover this event. Precautionary measures are still 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.
  • NATO will facilitate remote media coverage as follows:
    • Journalists can ask questions remotely via Zoom during the press briefing. Those interested are kindly requested to register no later than 17 August at 12:00 (Brussels time) by sending an email to
      Please type ‘Press briefing Afghanistan’ in the subject line.
    • Registered media representatives will be contacted separately for technical details. While every effort will be made to accommodate as many questions as possible, time limitations might not allow all questions to be asked.
    • The press point will be broadcast live on the NATO website as well as on Twitter and Facebook, and made available live via satellite (world feed).
    • After the event, the video will be available for free download from 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 point will be available in original sound, English and French. 

Contact points
Overall Coordination
Ms. Alina Coca
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 1465

General queries
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41

Accreditation / Registrations for questions

TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite
Mr. Bart Vandendorpe
NATO Video on demand
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 12 27
Follow us on Twitter (@NATO, @NATOPress and @jensstoltenberg)