On the occasion of the celebrations for the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the NATO Defense College and 50th year since it moved to Rome, on Friday, 14 October 2016, Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Sotltenberg will be the principal speakers at a conference held at the NATO Defense College of Rome on the theme: "NATO Cooperation in the Mediterranean and Middle East".
The conference, addressed to the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the Military Committee (MC), the enrollees in the Senior Course 129 and to the other guests of the NATO Defense College, intends to offer a three-pronged vision - at NATO, Italian and regional level - of the issues concerning cooperation between the Atlantic Alliance and the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Countries.
In addition to Secretary General Stoltenberg and Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Gentiloni, the other speakers will be Hon. Andrea Manciulli (Chairman of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly), Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah (President of the National Security Bureau of the State of Kuwait), and Prince Rashid bin al-Hasan of Jordan.
The Conference will be taking place concomitantly with the annual meeting of the former students of the NATO Defense College whose theme this year is “Projecting Stability and NATO cooperation with Partners in the Mediterranean area and Middle East”.
At 11:50 a.m. Foreign Affairs Minister Gentiloni and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg will be available for a brief press opportunity.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation at the following e-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 13 October 2016, indicating:
- name and family name
- place and date of birth
- press card number for journalists and freelance press pass for photographers and video and camera operators.
Entrance to the NDC will be through the door on Via Giorgio Pelosi, 1, Rome 00143, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., where accredited media representatives will be given their press passes.
Notice: For security reasons, anyone applying for accreditation via e-mail after the deadline shall not be admitted into the premises of the NATO Defense College.