Norway hosts a seminar on NATO’s Strategic Concept

  • 14 Jan. 2010 -
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  • Press Release (2010) 002
  • Issued on 11 Jan. 2010
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  • Last updated: 11 Jan. 2010 17:48

The third seminar on the new Strategic Concept will be held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, 14th January 2010. Following in the footsteps of the discussions in Luxembourg and Slovenia the Oslo seminar will be devoted to the future of NATO’s partnerships.

Hosted by Norway the event will be co-organised by Germany, Romania and Spain in co-operation with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Romanian Diplomatic Institute and Centro de Estudios Internacionales de Barcelona. Members of the Group of Experts appointed by the Secretary General and Allied civilian and military representatives will be joined by NATO Partners, as well as representatives of the contact countries, officials from other international organisations, think tanks and NGOs, journalists and experts. They will debate different formats of partnerships, including Partnership for Peace, the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, the Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative and the NATO-Russia Council.

The seminar will be presided over by the Hon. Madeleine K. Albright. H.E. Jonas Gahr Støre, the Foreign Minister of Norway and H.E. Grete Faremo, the Minister of Defence of Norway will provide, respectively, opening and closing remarks to the conference.

Media advisory – events open to the media

Thursday, 14 January 2010
09:00 Opening session – remarks by Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Hon. Madeleine K. Albright
17:10 Concluding session – remarks by Hon. Madeleine K. Albright and Minister Grete Faremo

Media representatives interested in covering the opening and/or concluding session of the seminar should contact Mr. Kjetil Elsebutangen, Communications Adviser at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, tel. +4722 24 0442, e-mail:

Video and still images of the two seminar sessions will be available on the NATO website after each event and upon request for broadcast-quality feeds.

More information on NATO’s Strategic Concept is available at