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5+3+1 Defence Ministers to meet in Tallinn

9. April 2003 - 9:46
On June 8 Tallinn will host the fifth meeting of the Defence Ministers of the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and United States (5+3+1 meeting).

On June 8 Tallinn will host the fifth meeting of the Defence Ministers of
the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and United States (5+3+1
meeting).

The meeting will focus on the defence issues in the Baltic Sea region and in
the world in general, on international terrorism and the new dimensions in
the fight against it. The delegations will also discuss the perspectives of
defence co-operation in the Baltic Sea region, as well as NATO and its
structures\' development in the region.

The Defence Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
and USA have confirmed their presence at the Tallinn meeting. Finland and
Iceland will be represented by high rank officials.
The previous 5+3+1 meeting took place on June 9, 2001 in Turku, Finland.
The first 5+3+1 format meeting of the Defence Ministers took place in
Denmark, 1998.

TO THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESS!

In conjunction with the forthcoming 5+3+1 meeting of the high rank
delegations of the Ministries of Defence and the following press conference
we would strongly advise all the journalists, cameramen, photographers etc.
wanting to participate, to get their credentials. In order to get the
accreditation please send the name of the journalist, position and the name
of the publication/news agency etc. to the following address:
meeli.hunt[at]kmin[dot]ee or reelika.semjonov[at]kmin[dot]ee

The press-conference will be held in the conference centre of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. The press-conference will take place approximately from
12.15 till 12.45. All journalists, reporters, cameramen and photographers
should be accredited by June 6 at noon the latest. Entrance to the
conference hall on June 8 will be closed before the beginning of the
press-conference.

In the afternoon of June 8 there will be a video- and photo possibility in
the Stenbock House. For further details please contact Daniel Vaarik in the
Government\'s press bureau (05108559, email: daniel.vaarik[at]riik[dot]ee) Rahukohtu
3, Tallinna.