6 Jan. 1999

NATO Secretary General, Dr. Javier Solana, to visit Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(1)

The Secretary General of NATO, Dr. Javier Solana, will visit the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(1) on Thursday, 7 January 1999. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Aleksandar Dimitrov, and the Minister of Defence, Mr. Nikola Kljusev. The Secretary General will visit the Kosovo Verification Coordination Cell (KVCC), established in the Kumanovo military compound, and the NATO Extraction Force deployed in FYROM.



10.30 Arrive Skopje
10.45 Meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence at the airport.
Media opportunity at the end of the meeting.
12.00 Visit to the KVCC in Kumanovo
14.30 Visit to the Extraction Force contingent in Petrovec
15.00 Press Conference by the Secretary General in Petrovec

The Secretary General's schedule is subject to change. For further information, please contact the NATO Press and Media Service in Brussels, tel :+32 (0)2 707 50 41, fax: +32 (0)2 707 50 57.


  1. Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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