Updated: 20 October 1999 NATO Press Releases


19 Oct.

NATO Secretary General and Ambassadors to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(*)

The NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson, and Permanent Representatives of the North Atlantic Council in Permanent Session will visit Sarajevo, Pristina and Skopje on 21 and 22 October 1999. During the visit, they will be accompanied by the Chairman of the Military Committee, Admiral Guido Venturoni, and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Wesley Clark.

In Sarajevo they will meet with the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina; the High Representative, Ambassador Wolfgang Petritch, and Heads of Civilian Agencies; opposition political leaders and Ambassadors of NATO nations based in Sarajevo. They will also visit SFOR troops in Ilidza and the multinational divisions.

In Pristina they will meet with COMKFOR, with the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Bernard Kouchner, with Kosovar community leaders and with UNMIK and KFOR principals. They will also have the opportunity to visit the KFOR multinational brigades in Kosovo.

In Skopje they will meet with members of the Government of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


Press conferences will take place in Sarajevo on Thursday, 21st October at 18.15 at the Holiday Inn and in Pristina on Friday, 22nd October at 12:30 at the KFOR Public Information Centre.

The programme may be subject to change. For further information, please contact the NATO Press and Media Service in Brussels (Tel: +32.2.707.50.41), SHAPE Public Information in Mons (Tel: +, the SFOR Chief of Public Information in Sarajevo (Tel: +387. or 56.01) or the KFOR Chief of Public Information in Pristina (Tel: + 381.38.501.330).

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

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