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PRESS RELEASE nr. 62 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 theconference 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.