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Press Release Regarding The Official Visit Of Nato Secretary General, Jaap De Hoop Scheffer , 06.06.2009

NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will pay a visit to Ankara on 7-8 June 2009. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who will hand over his mission to the new Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in August, is coming to our country within the framework of his farewell visits paid to the capitals of Ally countries.

During his visit, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will be received by President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he will also meet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defense and Chief of General Staff.

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has successfully fulfilled his tenure of NATO Secretary General during a crucial period when the Alliance has been undergoing a comprehensive reform process in the context of the new security environment of the 21st century.