Updated: 08-Oct-2002 NATO Press Releases

(2002) 116

8 October 2002

NATO-Russia Conference
on Defence Reform

1. Information

A NATO-Russia Conference on “NATO-Russia Council and Defence Reform” will be held on 10 October 2002, at the NATO Defense College in Rome. The conference will aim to address a range of issues related to various defence reform experiences from both a Russian and Allies’ viewpoint. Anticipated topics of discussion include current requirements for armed forces, management of change, conduct and implementation of strategic defence reviews, as well as concrete projects of NATO-Russia cooperation.
The event will bring together senior civilian and military officials, together with academics and practitioners in the field, in order to facilitate a transparent and lively discussion on the subject of importance for all members of the NATO-Russia Council.

Lieutenant General Jean-Paul Raffenne, Commandant of the NATO Defense College will offer introductory remarks.

The keynote addresses at the Conference will be given by the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo and the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Dr. Lyubov Kondratyevna Kudelina.

2. Venue

The Conference will take place at the NATO Defense College, Via Giorgio Pelosi 1, 00143 Roma-Cecchignola.

3. Media accreditation

Media representatives wishing to cover the conference are asked to contact the following:

a. For media representatives based outside Italy:
Mr. Robert Pszczel Tel. + 32 2 707 1430
NATO Press and Media Service Fax + 32 2 707 5057
B-1110 Brussels, Belgium e-mail: press@hq.nato.int

b. For media representatives based in Italy:
Mrs. Karin Schillinger Tel. + 39 06 50525 203
NATO Defense College Fax + 39 06 50525 796
Via Giorgio Pelosi, 1 e-mail: k.schillinger@ndc.nato.int
00143 – Cecchignola Rome, Italy

+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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