|Updated: 11-Dec-2006||NATO Press Releases|
(2006)154 11 Dec. 2006
NATO Ambassadors and the Secretary General to attend
NATO Permanent Representatives and the Secretary General of NATO H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will travel to Kuwait on 11-13 December 2002. They will attend the International Conference on "NATO and Gulf Countries. Facing Common Challenges Through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative", to take place at the Array Center Ball Room in Kuwait City. This conference is sponsored by the Government of Kuwait and the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.
This international event will bring together NATO Permanent Representatives on the North Atlantic Council and high level NATO officials with government representatives, academics and senior scholars from countries in the region. The conference main objectives are: to promote a better mutual understanding between NATO and ICI invited countries and to introduce fresh perceptions and ideas from the region on the implementation of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.
The Prime Minister of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, will deliver the conference opening address and the Secretary General of NATO H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will address the participants with the keynote speech.
During the visit the Secretary General of NATO, H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will hold bilateral meetings with the Emir of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, with the Crown Prince of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and with the Prime Minister of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
Tuesday, 12 December 2006 at 18.00 hrs
Joint press conference of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait H.E. Sheikh Dr. Mohamed al-Sabah and the Secretary General
For more information, members of the Press Should contact the NATO Press Service: +32 707 5041. For conference registration they should use the following link: http://www.kuwaitnatoconference.com/registration/form.htm