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U.S. Secretary of Defense to attend U.S. – Adriatic Charter meeting in Zagreb

Following the NATO summit in Brussels, the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will visit the Republic of Croatia to attend the Special Meeting of the U.S.-Adriatic Charter Defence Ministers Meeting in Zagreb on 13 July 2018.

The Meeting will be co-chaired by the Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičević and the Defence Minister of Montenegro Predrag Bošković.

The meeting will gather the defence ministers and other senior officials of the U.S. – Adriatic Charter nations to discuss the enhanced presence of the United States in southeast Europe, the steps to take to speed up the integration of the remaining aspirants from the region to NATO, the security situation in the region and the shared burden of defence investments between the United States and Europe.
The U.S.- Adriatic Charter is a regional partner initiative launched by Croatia, Albania, Macedonia and the United States in 2003, and joined by Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro in 2008. The key objective of the initiative is to provide support to the Euro-Atlantic processes in Southeast Europe and to bring about the integration of all NATO member states.

All media representatives interested in covering the event are invited to register via the e-mail address:, no later than 12 July 2018 by 10:00 am.

The registration must contain the name and family name, the media title, the status (journalist, cameraman, photographer), the press ID card number and cell phone number.

Additional arrival details and instructions will be provided to those who register by the deadline.

For security protocol reasons the individuals who do not apply by the time specified  will not be able to cover the event.