NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Visit Estonia


No. 5-TT

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be in Estonia for a working visit from 19-20 January.

He has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, and Minister of Defence Mart Laar.

Topics to be discussed during the visit are preparations for the NATO summit in Chicago, which will include discussion about the NATO air policing mission in the Baltic states, developments in the NATO Cyber Defence Centre, NATO’s activities in Afghanistan, and NATO-Russia relations.

The NATO secretary general will give a lecture in English at Tallinn University entitled “NATO’s Baltic Allies: Punching Above Their Weight”. The lecture will be preceded by an introduction by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

During his visit, Anders Fogh Rasmussen will also visit the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Attention journalists interested in covering the visit!

Journalists, photographers and camera operators interested in covering the visit should be accredited no later than Wednesday, 18 January at 14.00. Please contact the Foreign Ministry press centre at or by phone at +372 637 7630. Press cards can be picked up starting at 15.00 on 18 January and on 19 January from the desk at Foreign Ministry guest entrance located at Lauteri 2.

Please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover!

Thursday, 19 January

16.10 Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s lecture at Tallinn University
(Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinna auditorium, M218)
We ask that you arrive no later than 15.50
We ask that journalists register for the lecture at Tallinn University no later than 16.00 on 17 January at the email address (include your name and identification code). Latecomers will not be allowed into the auditorium. Please remember to bring along a photo ID.

17.20 Meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
(Foreign Ministry, Islandi väljak 1, guest entrance at Lauteri 2)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 17.05

Friday, 20 January

09.00 Meeting with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
(A. Weizenbergi 39)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 08.45

+372 637 7630



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