|Updated: 12 October 1999||NATO Press Releases|
133 12 Oct.
Fifth NATO-Japan Security Conference at NATO Headquarters on 15 October 1999
Joint Press Statement
On 15 October 1999, NATO will host the Fifth NATO-Japan Security Conference at NATO Headquarters. The conference will be opened by the Secretary General of NATO, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan and Head of the Japanese Delegation, Mr. Ryozo Kato.
This conference will bring together senior officials and security experts from NATO countries and Japan to discuss the security situation in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Topics include NATO and European security in the 21st century, security in the Asia-Pacific region, and trilateral cooperation among North America, Europe and Japan.
The biennial NATO-Japan Security Conferences constitute an important part of NATO-Japan relations. They provide an ideal forum for regular informal exchanges of views and the comparing of notes between senior officials and security experts from the North America, Europe and Japan. Previous conferences have been held in Knokke-Heist/Belgium in 1990; 1992 in Tokyo, organised by the Japanese Foreign Ministry; at NATO in October 1994; and in March 1997 again in Tokyo.
The Fifth NATO-Japan Security Conference will be held in the Joseph Luns Press Theatre at NATO Headquarters. The opening session will begin at 09:30 hours on Friday, 15 October 1999. The conference will end at 18:00. A press conference will be held at 18:00 hours. Opening ceremony and press conference will be open to the media.
Representatives of the media wishing to cover the Conference are kindly requested to present themselves at NATO Headquarters, Main Entrance. Upon presentation of a valid ID or passport and a press card, a badge will be issued allowing access to the opening ceremony and the concluding press conference. NATO Accredited Journalists can attend these events without further formalities.
For further information, please contact Mr. Fritz Rademacher, Conference Co-ordinator, NATO Political Affairs Division, Tel.: +32 2 707.41.06, or Mr. Jun Saito, First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium, tel. +32 2 513.23.40.