NATO Secretary General to visit the Baltic States

  • 19 Jan. 2012 - 20 Jan. 2012
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  • Press Release (2012) 005
  • Issued on 18 Jan. 2012
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  • Last updated 23-Jan-2012 10:33

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will visit the Baltic States from 18 to 20 January 2012.

On the 19th, in Lithuania, he meet with President Dalia Grybauskaite, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and other leading officials from the Seimas (Parliament).

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10:30 Joint press conference with the Lithuanian President in the Press Centre of the Presidential Palace
13:30 Joint press conference with the Lithuanian Prime Minister will take place in a hall situated at Gedimino Avenue, 11.

Later on the 19th, the Secretary General will visit Tallinn, where he will deliver a keynote speech at the University of Tallinn. He will meet Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet. In addition, he will meet the Minister of Defence Mart Laar during a visit to the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.


On 20th January, the Secretary General will meet Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

In Riga, he will meet Latvian President Andris Bērziņš, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics and Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks.

The Secretary General and Prime Minister Dombrovskis will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Latvia and NATO concerning Cooperation on Cyber Defence.

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15:30 Joint press conference with the Latvian Prime Minister in the Press Conference Hall, 3rd floor, Cabinet of Ministers.

Whilst in Riga, he will undertake a roundtable discussion with young leaders.

The programme of the visit is subject to change. For further information, please contact the NATO Press and Media Service at tel: + 32 2 707 50 41.