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Updated: 06-Oct-2006 NATO Press Releases

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Release
(2006)114

3 October 2006

Secretary General to Chair High-Level
NATO-Ukraine consultations

Opinions
5/10/06 - NATO
Remarks by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the signing ceremony for the letter of intent for the nations expressing their support for the NATO-Ukraine partnership network for civil society expertise development
5/10/06 - NATO
Opening Statement by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the fifth Informal High-Level NATO-Ukraine Consultations with participation of Defence Ministers and other senior officials from Ukraine and NATO countries
Background
NATO-Ukraine relations

The Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, will travel to Sintra, Portugal on 5 October 2006 to chair the fifth Informal High-Level NATO-Ukraine Consultations with participation of Defence Ministers and other senior officials from Ukraine and NATO countries. The conference is co-organised by NATO and the Portuguese Atlantic Committee. Participants will discuss, inter alia, progress in implementing Ukraine‚Äôs defence and security sector reforms and broad approaches to security in the 21 st century. H.E. Mr Lech Walesa, former President of the Republic of Poland and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will deliver a keynote speech at the meeting.

On the margins of the conference, the Secretary General of NATO will preside over the signing of the Letter of Intent for Nations Expressing their Support for the NATO-Ukraine Partnership Network for Civil Society Expertise Development, to be endorsed by a group of NATO Allies and Ukraine.

The inaugural meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Working Group on Civil and Democratic Control of the Intelligence Sector will also take place in the afternoon on 5 October.

MEDIA PROGRAMME
(events open to the press)

0930-0955 Installation of photo/film/TV coverage teams in the conference room of Hotel Penha Longa
1000-1040 opening session (remarks by the Secretary General, Minister of Defence of Portugal, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, President of the Portuguese Atlantic Committee followed by a keynote speech by Lech Walesa)
1315-1330 the signing ceremony
1330-1355 the press conference of the Secretary General, Defence Ministers of Portugal and Ukraine to be followed by a family photo

For further information on the High-Level Consultations please contact Mr. Robert Pszczel, NATO Press Service, tel. +32 2 707 1430.

For press accreditation please contact Ana Santos Pinto, Assessora, Gabinete do Ministro da Defensa Nacional, tel. +351 21 3034542, fax +351 21 3978493, GSM +351 919090222

 
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