Government of Canada

Government of Canada

October 24, 2007 09:31 ET

Media Advisory: Minister MacKay to attend meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Noordwijk, Netherlands

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2007) - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is attending an informal meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Noordwijk, Netherlands on October 24 and 25, 2007.

Discussions will focus on NATO operations, especially in Afghanistan, the Alliance's continuing military transformation, and the upcoming Bucharest Summit. Minister MacKay will also meet with the Afghan defence Minister, His Excellency Abdul Rahim Wardak.

The meeting will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. The Minister of Defence of the Netherlands, His Excellency Eimert van Middelkoop, is the official host.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of National Defence
    Dan Dugas
    Director of Communications
    613-996-3100