1 July 1998

NATO Secretary General
to Visit Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania

The Secretary General of NATO, Dr. Javier Solana, will be making an official visit to Sarajevo and Tirana on 1-3 July. During his visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Secretary General will open a NATO Information Seminar and will be meeting with the High Representative, Mr. Carlos Westendorp; other Senior civilian and military officials; members of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina; opposition political leaders, and representatives of the international organizations.

During his trip to Albania, the Secretary General will have talks with the President, Rexhep Mejdani; the Prime Minister, Mr. Fatos Nano; and the Foreign and Defence Ministers, Mr. Paskal Milo and Mr. Luan Hajdaraga. Dr. Solana will be visiting as well, for the first time, the NATO PfP Cell in Tirana opened since 1 June.


Wednesday, 1 July

pm Arrival at Sarajevo Airport

Dinner with the High Representative and representatives of the international Agencies in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Thursday, 2 July

09:00 Official opening of the NATO Information Seminar at the Grand Hotel in Sarajevo
10:30 Meeting with members of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Meeting with representatives of the opposition parties
11:30 Press conference at the Grand Hotel
12:45 Arrival at Tirana Airport Meetings with the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign and Defence Ministers and with the Foreign and Defence Committees of the Parliament
16:45 Visit to NATO PfP Cell. Open to the Media. Press Conference

Friday, 3 July

am Leave Tirana

The Secretary General's schedule is subject to change. For further information, please contact NATO Press and Media Service in Brussels, tel: (32)2 707 50 41. Fax: (32)2 707 50 57.

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