NATO Military Chiefs of Defence Conference to be held in Greece

  • 17 Sep. 2021 - 19 Sep. 2021
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  • Last updated: 08 Sep. 2021 12:34

NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from 17-19 September 2021, in Athens, Greece. General Konstantinos Floros, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff will host the Conference.

The NATO Military Committee Conference enables the Chiefs of Defence to meet and discuss issues of strategic importance to the Alliance.  The Allied Chiefs will discuss NATO's Operations, Missions and Activities, the Alliance's Deterrence and Defence posture, and the implementation of two concepts - Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area and NATO's Warfighting Capstone Concept. The Military Committee will also discuss the NATO 2030 initiative,along with its military implications and opportunities.

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee, leads the Military Committee Conference.  He will be supported in each session by General Tod Wolters, (Supreme Allied Commander Europe - SACEUR) and General André Lanata (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation - SACT). 

The Military Committee meets, in Chiefs of Defence Session,twice a year at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, and once a year a Conference is held by an Allied member state. The Military Committee convenesto discuss NATO operations, missions and activitiesand to provide the North Atlantic Council with consensus-based military advice on how the Alliance can best address global security challenges. On a day-to-day basis, its work is carried out by the permanent Military Representatives at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Media Opportunities

Friday 17 Sep 2021

  18:30-19:30 Official Welcome Ceremony (Hellenic Naval Academy).

Saturday 18 Sep 2021

08:30-09:00

Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel – Main Ballroom).

Opening remarks by the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer.

Opening remarks by the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros.

Opening remarks by the Greek Minister of Defence, Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Welcome address video by the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis
 

17:45-18:15 Joint press conference with the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros (Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Press Conference room).

Imagery

Followingeach event, photos, video and audio files will be made available on the NATO IMS webpage www.nato.int/ims, as well as on the MC Conference event page. Please click here to access the event page.

Accreditation

Only accredited media will be eligible to attend the NATO Military Committee Conference in Athens, Greece. Requests for accreditation will be processed electronically. A completed accreditation form, photo (if possible) and copies of the required documents should be sent by e-mail to: hndgset@gmail.com. Please use the following title in the subject of your e-mail: "Accreditation NATO MCC 2021". Accreditation forms must be sent by Friday, 10th September 2021. Forms delivered after this date may be refused.

Passes must be worn visibly at all times, and security personnel may ask to see another form of ID at any time. We would like to inform media that security checks will be conducted separately prior to every media event. For this reason, media are expected to arrive at least an hour before the events.

COVID-19 Restrictions – Mitigation Measures – Vaccination Recommendation

In light of the Coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19)*, careful monitoring of the situation and preventive measures are in place for the wellbeing and safety of all NATO staff and visitors.

* Noting the daily changing circumstances, we recommend that you review the updated information and guidance from a credible source, such as the World Health Organisation website, to identify affected regions: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

https://travel.gov.gr/#/

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Social Media

We will post the latest information and photos from the Conference on our official Twitter account:@NATO_PASCAD. The Chair of the NATO Military Committee will be using his own account @CMC_NATO.

Please use the hashtags #NATOCHoDs and #NATOMC when tweeting about the NATO Military Committee Conference.

Enquiries

Points of Contact at the Hellenic National Defence Staff for Public Affairs and Strategic Communications during the Military Committee Conference 2021:

Colonel Ioannis D. Sifakis

Office Tel : +30 210 657 1235 / +30 210 657 1044 / +30 210 657 1046

Mobile: +30 698 349 0601
E-mail: hndgset@gmail.com

Points of Contact for the Chair of the NATO Military Committee:

Ms Eleonora Russell, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor to the Chair of the NATO Military Committee and the NATO International Military Staff

Tel: + 32 471 61 09 55
E-Mail: russell.eleonora@hq.nato.int 

Lt Col Goetz Haffke, DeputyPublic Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor to the Chair of the NATO Military Committee and the NATO International Military Staff

Tel: + 32 490 58 06 47
E-Mail: haffke.goetz@hq.nato.int

For more background information about the NATO Military Committee click here.