Updated: 26-May-2003 NATO Press Releases


26 May 2003


Foreign Ministers Meeting

Madrid - 3-4 June 2003

1. Information

Meetings at Foreign Ministers level of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and between NATO Foreign Ministers and the Foreign Ministers of Partner Countries will be held in Madrid on 3 – 4 June. The Palacio Municipal de Congresos, at the Campo de las Naciones, is the venue where working sessions are going to be held. The Media Centre will be located in the same building.

2. Accreditation

A “JPG” ID card format photograph must be attached to the request for accreditation form, which must be duly filled out and returned before Tuesday, 27 May 2003;
Please bear in mind that requests received after Tuesday, 27 May 2003, and those to which a “JPG” format ID-size photograph is not attached will be rejected.
For detailed information on accreditation, please read Press release (2003)023 of 17 March, 2003 on the NATO Web site.

Media accreditation request:: see form in Annex I (.PDF/28Kb)

3. Media centre

Television and radio booths will be available upon prior request to the host broadcasters: TVE (Televisión Española) and RNE (Radio Nacional de España).
For specific issues regarding television and radio, please refer to contacts indicated in Press release (2003)023 of 17 March, 2003 on the NATO web site.

4. News conferences and press briefings

All press conferences and briefings will take place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos.

5. Transport - parking - visas

Metro or taxi are advised for transportation to and from the Airport.

Metro: Line 8 Bus: Lines 112 and 122

The main road with access to the Campo de las Naciones, where the Palacio Municipal de Congresos is located, is the M-40 ring road.

There will be no parking facilities in areas adjacent to the Media Centre.
However, there are pay car parks in the vicinity.

Visas for traveling to Spain: Kindly check with the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

6. Accommodation

Viajes El Corte Inglés S.A. is the travel agency in charge of managing the reservations for the hotels selected by the Organization of the North Atlantic Council Ministerial Meeting. The hotels allocated to the Media are: Hotel Abba Castilla Plaza****, Hotel Silken Puerta de Castilla**** and Hotel Meliá Castilla****.
For more detailed information on accommodation, please refer to contacts indicated in Press release (2003)023 of 17 March, 2003 on the NATO web site.

Reservation form for hotel rooms: see Annex II (.PDF/27Kb)

7. Payment

Method of payment shall be Bank Transfer, or Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Amex, Diners Club and El Corte Inglés card).

8. Programme and pools

The final programme for the meetings will be handed out at the time when media passes are issued.

9. Additional information

Luis Arias Romero,
Oficina de Información Diplomática
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza Marqués de Salamanca
28071 MADRID - Spain
Tel.: +34 91 379 98 40 / 41
Fax: +34 91 575 23 28
e-mail : luis.arias@mae.es

François Le Blévennec
NATO Press and Media Service
B-1110 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38
Fax : +32 (0)2 707 50 57 (until 26 May 2003)
e-mail: press@hq.nato.int

10. Annexes

  • Annex 1: Media accreditation form (.PDF/28Kb)
  • Annex 2: Hotel reservation form (.PDF/27Kb)
+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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