|WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE 1996|
|2:30 - 5:00 P.M.||Registration for Workshop and opportunity to visit Warsaw's historic center.|
|5:25 P.M.||Departure for Royal Palace from Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|5:40 P.M.||Welcome by Director of Royal Palace, short tour of State Apartments and Private Apartments.|
|6:00 P.M.||Concert in Senate Room of the Royal Palace by
Warszawska Sinfonietta with Zbigniew Graca, conductor, and soloists,
Jadwiga Sokolowske, Flute, Malgorzata Zalewska, Harp.
"Concert for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
|6:25 P.M.||Welcome by Prime Minister of Poland Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Supreme Allied Commander Europe General George Joulwan, Workshop Chairman Dr. Roger Weissinger-Baylon.|
|7:00 P.M.||Reception and dinner at the Royal Castle State
Apartments and address.
"NATO: Towards the Twenty-first Century"
|10:30 P.M.||Arrival at Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|THURSDAY, 20 JUNE 1996|
|9:00 A.M.||OPENING REMARKS at Victoria Intercontinental Hotel
General George Joulwan, Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Dr. Roger Weissinger-Baylon, Workshop Chairman
|9:05 A.M.||SPECIAL ADDRESS
His Excellency Aleksander Kwasniewski
President of the Republic of Poland
Central Europe and Poland since 1989. Polish perception of the new security environment in Europe. Tenets of Polish foreign policy as a response to new European conditions. Polish aspirations to NATO membership as part of the process of European integration. Poland's role in the new, cooperative security system in Europe, including its contribution to security, stability, and cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe.
|9:20 A.M.||NATO IN THE YEAR 2000
General George Joulwan
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
NATO in the year 2000, including the relationship in Central Europe between stability and progress toward democracy. NATO as the foundation of a new security model in Europe. The maturing of Partnership for Peace and especially the role of practical military cooperation in building trust and confidence, progress toward a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) with IFOR as a pilot project for the CJTF.
|10:30 A.M.||Panel discussion by SACEUR, DSACEUR, and the Major
Subordinate Commanders of Allied Command Europe.
Chairman: General George Joulwan
General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie KCB OBE
Admiral Leighton Smith
Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns KCB CBE LVO
General Dieter Stoeckmann
|11:20 A.M.||End of session|
|11:40 A.M.||Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Saxon Gardens. Laying of wreath in presence of officials of NATO and Polish government.|
|12:15 A.M.||Luncheon at Opera Cafe, Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|1:15 P.M.||INVITED ADDRESS
Chairman: Polish State Secretary Andrzej Towpik
His Excellency Zhelyu Zhelev
|2:00 P.M.||SECURITY IN A CHANGING EUROPE: A FINNISH VIEW
Chairman: Sir Moray Stewart, KCB, D.Litt., United Kingdom Second Permanent Under Secretary of State
Her Excellency Anneli Taina
In the last few years, Europe has undergone a period of profound change. The Cold War confrontation has ended, but there are now new concerns and new elements of uncertainty. Security has to be understood comprehensively to include not only political and military factors, but also such issues as economic development, environmental questions, and respect for human rights. Another new component in European security is partnership. Countries that just a few years ago were confronting each other are today working together to strengthen stability in Europe. IFOR is the prime example of that. Finland has become a member of the EU, is an observer in the WEU, and is active in PFP. Finland also works for consolidation of Baltic sovereignty. The potential of Russia as a cooperation partner should not be ignored, but it will have to observe the commonly accepted values and principles. A cooperation relationship between Russia and the Baltic nations is a prerequisite for stability in the Baltic Sea area.
|2:45 P.M.||SECURITY IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC REGION
Chairman: Professor Dr. Ioan Mircea Pascu, State Secretary, Romanian Ministry of Defense
His Excellency Hans Hækkerup
Denmark's strategic focus on northern and Baltic security through its bilateral agreements and activities (with Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Russia) which support PFP, NACC, and peacekeeping; trilateral cooperation including joint exercises among Denmark, Germany, and Poland to bring countries of Central Europe closer to Western structures; the Baltic battalion (BALTBAT) coordinated by Denmark as a contribution to regional security; the Baltic nations' role in IFOR in Bosnia and in a future Combined Joint Task Force; and prospects for NATO's future enlargement.
|4:00 P.M.||CENTRAL EUROPE'S EMERGING SECURITY SITUATION: A
Chairman: Lieutenant General Giuseppe Degli Innocenti, Italian Military Representative to NATO Military Committee
His Excellency Dr. Lászlo Kovács
Together with its Central European neighbors, Hungary wishes to develop its relationship with NATO as demonstrated by its active role in Partnership for Peace and seeks accession to NATO. In order to improve bilateral cooperation and resolve potential ethnic problems in countries with Hungarian minorities, Hungary has already signed a treaty with Slovakia and plans to develop a similar treaty with Romania. Hungary has begun reorganizing its defense forces, developed a PfP Language Training Center, and conducted joint peacekeeping operations with British and German forces. Hungary continues to contribute to missions of international organizations including the UN and OSCE. Hungary has recently completed its Presidency of the OSCE. Hungary is contributing to IFOR and providing bases in support of IFOR in nearby Bosnia.
|4:45 P.M.||End of session|
|6:45 P.M.||Departure for Lazienki Palace from Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|7:00 P.M.||Performance at Lazienki Palace of Polish national dances by Polish Army Dance Ensemble.|
|7:25 P.M.||SPECIAL ADDRESS:
The Honorable John White
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
|8:00 P.M.||Remarks by Polish Foreign Minister Dariusz Rosati. Dinner at Lazienki Palace hosted by Foreign Minister Rosati|
|10:40 P.M.||Arrival at Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|FRIDAY 21 JUNE 1996|
|8:45 A.M.||FUTURE SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE BALTIC REPUBLICS
Chairman: Ambasssador Thorsteinn Ingolfsson, Icelandic Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council
His Excellency Tiit Vähi
Estonia's economy continues to grow because of free-market policies, a strong currency, and a democratic legal system. In order to maintain stability, Estonia seeks integration into Western structures. Estonia's progress is demonstrated by its association agreement with the European Union, its status as a WEU associate member, and its membership in NATO's Partnership for Peace. Estonia is working with other Baltic countries to improve regional security through confidence and security building measures and by contributing to the Baltic battalion. Participation in IFOR, with other Baltic countries, shows Estonia's active role in international peace enforcement.
"Security of Latvia: Historical Parallels and Future Challenges"
His Excellency Valdis Birkavs
|9:30 A.M.||CENTRAL EUROPEAN SECURITY
Chairman: State Secretary Andrzej Karkoszka, First Deputy Minister of Defense of Poland
Dr. Istvan Gyarmati, Deputy State Secretary
"Polish Views on the New Security Architecture in Europe"
His Excellency Dariusz Rosati
The place of Central Europe and Poland in the new design for European security. NATO as a guarantor of stability and development in Central Europe. The role of regional cooperation in securing Europe's and Poland's efforts to deepen and strengthen stability and development.
"The Security Situation in Slovakia"
His Excellency Professor Juraj Schenk
"Czech Perspectives on NATO and the Future Security of Central Europe"
First Vice Minister Dr. Alexandr Vondra
|11:00 A.M.||UKRAINE'S VIEW ON EUROPEAN SECURITY
Chairman: Secretary of State Jerzy Milewski, Advisor to President of Poland for National Security
His Excellency Hennadiy Udovenko
Because of the risk of ethnic and local conflicts, border disputes, and other security challenges, an evolutionary process is needed to develop structural mechanisms that will assure security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. Ukraine's priority is to achieve integration into the European and world communities. Therefore, Ukraine will further develop its relationship with the Alliance aiming at achieving special partner relations. Ukraine also welcomes cooperation between the Alliance and Russia. Although Ukraine's policy is not to participate in military alliances, Ukraine does not want to be a "buffer zone." Ukraine supports indefinite extension of the Nonproliferation Treaty and contributes to UN peacekeeping operations as well as to IFOR in Bosnia.
|11:50 A.M.||End of session.|
|12:30 P.M.||Buffet lunch at Opera Cafe, Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|1:45 P.M.||MAINTAINING A STRONG DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE
(BMDO/DNA Special Joint Session)
Chairman: Major General Gary L. Curtin
Director, Defense Nuclear Agency
The Honorable Paul Kaminski
His Excellency RNDr. Petr Necas
Part I: Views of acquisition officials on general economic forces at play in NATO and Partner nations, industry restructuring and consolidation (especially within the defense industry), defense acquisition reform, incentives for armaments cooperation, ways to use technological and manufacturing advances from associated commercial fields. Partner nations' unique problems, i.e., defense conversion, privatization, export control constraints, and the need to achieve competitive contracting processes.
Mr. Victor Kucera, Vice President R&D
Mr. David Manke, President
Mr. John Weston, CBE, FRAeS, Chairman and Managing Director
Part II: Industry perspectives, including experience with improving quality of products and achieving cost reductions, suggestions or proposals on current topics including cooperation, ways to achieve integration of commercial and government acquisition practices, and standards.
|4:15 P.M.||DEEPENING THE PfP PROCESS
Chairman: Ambassador Dr. Hermann Freiherr von Richthofen, Permanent Representative of Germany on the North Atlantic Council
His Excellency Gyorgy Keleti
Ambassador Robert E. Hunter
|5:00 P.M.||End of session.|
|6:30 P.M.||Departure for National Theater (former State Opera) from Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|7:00 P.M.||Ballet at the National Theater (former State Opera) in celebration of Warsaw's 400th Anniversary as the Capital of Poland in the presence of His Excellency Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of the Republic of Poland.|
|10:10 P.M.||Reception and dinner at the National Theater hosted by
President of the Polish Republic Aleksander Kwasniewski.
WELCOME REMARKS: President of the Polish Republic Aleksander Kwasniewski
His Excellency Václav Havel
The future of NATO as an open alliance of democratic countries in the Euro-atlantic area, sharing and protecting common values. Regional conflicts, terrorism, and the struggle for power as topical risks. Two major tasks of NATO: adapting internally to the new conditions and defining ways for its enlargement and a timetable. The relationship between NATO and Russia in the new situation.
|12:35 A.M.||Arrival at Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|SATURDAY, 22 JUNE 1996|
|9:00 A.M.||NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AT THE TURN OF THE 21ST
Chairman: Dr. Frank B. Horton, III
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Horst Holthoff
The role of WEU in the future European Security Architecture. Political-military aspects of that role. The ways WEU can contribute to security and stability in Europe, including the enhancement of European responses in crisis prevention and crisis management. Recent developments of WEU since the mid-1980's and the Maastricht Treaty: WEU operational development, WEU relations with NATO, implications of the CJTF concept, and examples of WEU crisis management operations. Relationships between the WEU, EU, and NATO.
Mr. Sergio Vieira de Mello, Assistant High Commissioner
Security of peoples and states. How population movements caused by various reasons including humanitarian problems and violations of human rights could threaten regional stability, and therefore need to be prevented. Analysis of the recent efforts by states to address the problems of population movements in the CIS countries; one of the major objectives being the prevention of unnecessary population movements.
|10:30 A.M.||NATO IN A CHANGING EUROPE
Chairman: Lieutenant General Paul Addy, Canadian Military Representative to NATO Military Committee
General Klaus Naumann
|11:10 A.M.||End of session. CHANGE TO CASUAL ATTIRE.|
|11:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.||Excursion to the Castle at Pultusk.|
|1:30 P.M.||Lunch at Pultusk Castle given by His Excellency Stanislaw Dobrzanski, Defense Minister of the Republic of Poland. Toast by Defense Minister Stanislaw Dobrzanski.|
|4:00 P.M.||National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble "Mazowsze."|
|5:00 P.M.||Informal activities at the bank of the Narew River. Regional Folk Bands. Available horses, carriages, and gondola boats on the river. Grill and open bar.|
|9:00 P.M.||Arrival at Victoria Intercontinental Hotel.|
|SUNDAY, 23 JUNE 1996|
|8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.||End of Workshop. Departure for Warsaw Airport.|
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