23 Jan. 1999

NATO Secretary General, Dr. Javier Solana, to visit Italy

The Secretary General of NATO Dr. Javier Solana will visit Italy on 24 and 25 January 1999. During his visit he will meet the Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema, the Foreign Minister Lamberto Dini and the Defense Minister Carlo Scognamiglio.

The Secretary General will also give a speech at an International Conference co-sponsored by NATO on: "The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Atlantic Alliance: a New NATO for a New Europe". The Conference will take place at the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

Media Advisory

The Secretary General will meet the press jointly with the Prime Minister at Palazzo Chigi in Rome.

For more information on the Secretary General's visit members of the press should contact the NATO Press and Media Service tel. +32 (0)2-707.5039. During the visit to Italy, they should contact the Liaison Officer Italy at NATO, Mr. Nicola de Santis: from GSM phone: +32 (0)75230406, from Belgium GSM phone 075-230406.

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