Updated: 25-Jan-2010 IMS News Release

26-27 Jan. 2010

Eng. / Fr.


NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session

Media Advisory

From the event
NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session - 26-27 January 2010

Brussels – NATO’s Military Committee will meet in Chiefs of Defence Staff (CHODs) session on 26 and 27 January 2010 in NATO HQ, Brussels.  The various meetings will focus on the progress made in ongoing operations and the New Strategic Concept for NATO.

Together with the Chiefs of Defence of all 28 NATO member states, 35 Chiefs of Defence of Partner countries and Troop Contributing Nations will also be present. NATO’s two Strategic Commanders, Adm. Stavridis (Supreme Allied Commander Operations) and Gen. Abrial (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation), the commanders of the Joint Force Commands Lisbon, Brunssum and Naples as well as Gen. McChrystal, Commander ISAF, Lt.Gen. Caldwell, Commander NATO Training Mission Afghanistan and the Pakistan Chief or Army Staff, Gen. Kiyani, will participate in discussions on NATO’s operations.

With regard to the military aspects of the New Strategic Concept, the Military Committee has invited former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright, the Chairperson of the group of Strategic Experts who are contributing to the development of NATO’s new Strategic Concept.

The Military Committee will also gather in NATO-Russia format to discuss the further development and implementation of the NATO-Russia Work Plan 2010.

More information on the NATO Military Committee can be found on website: www.nato.int/ims


Tuesday 26 January 2010

0815hrs:  Photo coverage of the opening of the first session of the Chiefs of Defence Meetings:  opening remarks by Admiral Di Paola.

Mrs. Dehaes will meet the media pool at the Press Counter at 0750hrs and escort to the meeting room.

Wednesday 27 January 2010

1415hrs: in the LUNS Room
Press Conference by Admiral Di Paola, conference conclusions.

Photos and video of all opening sessions will be available on-line at www.nato.int shortly after each meeting.

Journalists wishing to cover these opportunities will be able to access NATO HQ on presentation of a NATO accreditation pass or a valid press pass.

Point of contact for the Military Committee meetings:
Col. Massimo Panizzi or Cdr. Giovanni Galoforo
Tel:  +32 2 707 5983 / 5752

General press arrangements and escorting:         
Mrs. Karen Dehaes
Public Affairs Officer, IMS.  
Tel:  +32 2 707 5423

Mr. Jean-Marc Lorgnier   
Tel: +32 2 707 5006

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