NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) and AlbaniaIn view of the current crisis in Kosovo, on behalf of the Secretary General General of NATO, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Sergio Balanzino, will visit Romania, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) and Albania on 5-7 April 1999.
During his visit, he will meet with the authorities of these countries and NATO troops in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1. He will also meet with the Commander of ARRC, General Sir Mike Jackson, and will view at first hand the refugee situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) and Albania.
The tentative agenda of the Deputy Secretary General's visit is attached at annex.
For more information on the Deputy Secretary General's visit, members of the press should contact the NATO Press and Media Service, tel.(32)-2-707 50 41. During the visit they should contact the Officer for Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries at NATO, Mr. Nicola de Santis, GSM phone: (32)-75-23 04 06 (from Belgium 075-23 04 06).
Tentative Agenda for the Deputy Secretary General's visit to Romania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (1) and Albania
(Meetings with the President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu, the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Victor Babiuc and the Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Plesu.)
|14.00||Press Conference (time and place to be confirmed)|
(Meetings with government officials: President Petar Stoyanov, Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova, Defence Minister Gueorgui Ananiev)
|18.30||Press Conference (time and place to be confirmed)|
|07.30||Arrive Skopje (local time)|
|08.00||Briefings by COMARRC.|
|10:00||Meetings with President Kiro Gligorov, Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski, Foreign Minister Aleksander Dimitrov, Defence Minister Nikola Kljusev|
|12:30||Press Conference at Hotel Intercontinental, Skopje (time to be confirmed)|
|14:00||Visit of Brazde refugee camp (time to be confirmed)|
|16.30||Arrive Tirana (local time)|
|17.00||Meetings with President Rexhep Mejdani, Prime Minister Pandeli Majkom, Foreign Minister Paskal Milo, Defence Minister Luan Hajdaraga|
|19.00||Press Conference (t.b.c.)|
|09.00||Visit to refugee camp at Kukes|
|12.00||Transfer from Kukes to Tirana|