4 Sept. 1998

Polish runner nears NATO


The Polish runner, Warrant Officer Wojciech Pismenko, will arrive at NATO on Monday, 7 September, after running some 1,400 kilometres from Warsaw to mark his country's future membership in the Alliance (see attached press release of Polish Mission to NATO). WO Pismenko will be greeted by the Secretary General, Dr. Javier Solana, and the Polish Ambassador to NATO, Mr. Andrzej Towpik. His arrival is expected at 10:30.


Programme of the visit

10:30 NATO main entrance. Arrival of WO Pismenko. Greeting by Secretary General and Ambassador Towpik. Open coverage on a first-come, first-served basis.

Immediately followed by award of medal to WO Pismenko by Secretary General in Private Office. In view of the limited space available, only a restricted pool will be authorized to cover the ceremony.


Journalists wishing to cover the arrival of WO Pismenko will be allowed into the NATO premises on presentation of a NATO accreditation pass or a valid press pass. Photographers and cameramen wishing to be part of the Restricted Pool should contact Mr. N. Fiorenza.


General press arrangements:Mr. N. Fiorenza +32.2.707 5044
Films, Video, TV, Radio:Mr. G. De Brouwer +32.2.707 5049

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