NATO Secretary General to mark the launch of important aircraft capability in Eindhoven

  • 23 Mar. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Mar. 2023 15:56

On 23 March 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to the PAX Terminal of Eindhoven Air Base, to take part in the ceremony marking the initial operational capability of the new Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet. The fleet, an important example of NATO-European Union cooperation, will perform key functions such as air-to-air refuelling, air transport and medical evacuation.

The event will be hosted by Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of Defence of the Netherlands. Ministers and high-level officials from the countries participating in the MRTT project, as well as the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and representatives of other organisations that are facilitating the project, will also take part in the event.

Media Advisory

13:40 CET  Remarks by the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands

13:45  Remarks by the NATO Secretary General

13:50  Remarks by the Commissioner for the Internal Market

Media Coverage

  • The media interested to attend this event at Eindhoven Air Base should submit a registration form to no later than 21 March at 14:30. The form is available here.
  • The remarks above will be streamed live on the NATO website and Twitter @NATOPress.
  • A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures taken by a NATO photographer, will be available on the NATO website.
  • The video will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal after the event.

Contact the NATO Press Office.

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