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PRESS RELEASE nr. 66 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!

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 the media representatives are requested to be in the media center 40 minutes prior to the meeting. The doors will be closed at 11.50 a.m.