Updated: 28-Jun-2002 NATO IMS Press Releases

IMS Press

28 June 2002

NATO's Military Committee Meets In Chiefs Of Defence Session To Bid Farewell To Their Chairman

Admiral Guido Venturoni (Italian Navy) will complete his appointment as Chairman of NATO's Military Committee on Wednesday, 3 July 2002. On that day, Admiral Venturoni will formally hand over the Chairmanship of the Military Committee to his successor, General Harald Kujat (German Air Force). A short ceremony will take place at NATO Headquarters at 1430hrs.

The Military Committee is the highest military decision-making authority in NATO, assisting and advising the North Atlantic Council on all military matters. The Chairman of the Military Committee is selected by the Chiefs of Defence and appointed for a three year term of office.

More information about the Military Committee and the curriculum vitae for the outgoing and incoming Chairmen may be found on the NATO web site.

Photo Opportunities

1420hrs Arrival of General Kujat
(Chairman, Designate)
Open Coverage
1430hrs Admiral Venturoni welcomes General Kujat
Handover ceremony.
Pool Coverage
1500hrs Formal departure of Admiral Venturoni Open Coverage

Due to the limited space available in the conference room, we regret we are unable to offer open coverage for the handover ceremony. A pool has been arranged.

If you wish to attend the open events please contact Mrs. Dehaes in the Office of the Public Information Adviser, IMS. A valid NATO press card or accreditation card is required to enter NATO HQ.

You are advised to arrive at the NATO Press Centre not later than 1400hrs.


General press arrangements: Sqn Ldr Sylvia Darby-Petersen
Mrs. Karen Dehaes
Tel: 02 707 5983 / 5423
TV: Mr G. De Brouwer
Tel: 02 707 5049

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