Updated: 11 October 1999 NATO Press Releases

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11 Oct. 1999

First Day in Office of NATO Secretary General
Lord Robertson

The new Secretary General of NATO, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, will take up his duties on 14 October 1999. He will arrive at NATO Headquarters at 10.15, having been greeted at the airport by the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Sergio Balanzino. He will briefly address the media.

Subsequently, the new Secretary General will meet the Permanent Representatives on the North Atlantic Council and senior civilian and military NATO officials.



10:15 Arrival of the new Secretary General at NATO's Main Entrance. The new Secretary General will briefly address the media. Open coverage on a first-come-first-served basis.
11:00 Informal meeting with Permanent Representatives and the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee in the Secretary General's Conference Room - Opening covered by restricted pool.
11:30 Informal visit to Military Committee. No coverage.
13:00 Working lunch with senior NATO officials. No coverage.
16:00 Address NATO Staff. No coverage.


Media wishing to cover the Secretary General's arrival at the Main Entrance will be allowed onto the NATO premises from 09.00 onwards, and should take up their positions before 09.45.

Due to space restrictions, the NATIP pool will cover other events inside the Headquarters during the morning and will produce video footage and still pictures, which will be availabe as quickly as possible :


General information: Mr. F. Le BlÚvennec Tel : +32.2 707 50 41
Video, TV, Radio : Mr. George De Brouwer Tel : +32.2 707 50 49
Photos : Mr. A.J. Soares Tel : +32.2 707 50 46

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