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    Two hundred (approx) parliamentarians from all fifteen member countries (except possibly Portugal) of the North Atlantic Alliance are expected to attend the 21st Annual Session of the North Atlantic September 21 to 26, 1975.

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    Two hundred (approx) parliamentarians from all fifteen member countries (except possibly Portugal) of the North Atlantic Alliance are expected to attend the 21st Annual Session of the North Atlantic September 21 to 26, 1975.

    The first three days of the Session are devoted to meetings of the Assembly's Committees. The meeting of the Committee on Education. Cultural Affairs and Information (Sept. 2-23) is open to the press. Mrs. Ritt BJERREGAARD, Danish Education Minister and Mr. Pierre SALINGER are the main speakers (see appendices 2 and 5)
    The other Committees's meetings - Standing, Economic, Military, Political, and Scientific and Technical - are closed to the press. A press conference has been organised, however, for 12 a.m. on Tues. Sept. 23 when chairmen and rapporteur will brief the press on the work of the Committees.

    Gen.HATG (SACEUR) will hold a press conference on Mon. Sept. 22 at 4.15 p.m. following his address to the military Committee (See appendix 2)
    The principal speakers at the Plenary Session (Sept. 25-26) which is open to the press are Mr. Anker J???RGENSEN, Danish Prime Minister, Mr.Joseph LUNS, Secretary General of NATO and Mr. James SCHLESINGER, U.S.Secretary of Defense.(See appendix 2)
    Sunday, 21 September#PRELIMINARY MEETINGS
    10.00 a.m.#Meeting of the standing Committee
    Monday, 22 September#COMMITTEE MEETINGS
    9.30 a.m.#commencement of the five Committee meetings
    - Economic committee
    - Committee on Education, Cultural Affairs and Information
    - Military Committee
    - Political Committee
    - Scientific and Technical Committee.

    Tuesday, 23 September#COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

    9.30 a.m.#Continuation of the five Committee meetings
    Wednesday, 24 September
    8.30 a.m.#Meeting of the Drafting Committee
    10.30 a.m.#Excursion of North zealand Departure from Port of Copenhagen (Langelinie) by ship
    1.30#Arrival at ???
    1.45 - 3.45 p.m.#Meetings of National Delegations in ? Visits to Kronborg Castle at Helsing???r, and to Frederiksborg, at Hiller???d
    4.30 p.m.#H.M. the Queen's Reception at Fredensborg Palace.

    Thursday, 25 September#PLENARY SESSION
    10.00 a.m.#Official opening of the 21st Annual Session by Mr. Wayne L.Hays (U.S.A), President of the Assembly.

    Monday, September 22
    from 9.30 a.m.#Committee on EDUCATION,CULTURAL AFFAIRS and INFORMATION open to the press (Room 29)
    11.30. a.m.#Mrs. Ritt BJERREGAARD, Danish Minister of Education, addresses above Committee (Room 29) on "Equational changes and problems in Denmark"
    4.15 p.m.#Gen Alexander HAIG-PRESS CONFERENCE Following his address to the Military Committee Gen. HAIG (SACEUR) will brief the press for 10/15 minutes and then answer questions.

    Tuesday, September 23
    from 9.30 a.m.#Committee on EDUCATION, CULTURAL AFFAIRS and INFORMATION open to the press (Room 29)
    11.00 a.m.#Mr. Pierre SALINGER addresses above Committee (Room 29) on "European - American relations"
    12.00 a.m.#PRESS CONFERENCE. Assembly Committee chairmen and rapporteur will brief press on work of Committees in copenhagen and answer questions.

    Thursday, September 25
    10.00#PLENARY SESSION - open to the press
    10.15 a.m.#Mr.Anker J???REGENSEN, Prime Minister of Denmark, addresses Plenary
    10.45 a.m.#Mr. J.M.A.H. LUNS, Secretary General of NATO, addresses Plenary
    11.15 a.m.#Mr.Wayne L.HAYS (U.S.A), President of the Assembly, addresses Plenary
    12.00 a.m.#Mr.LUNS replies to question from members of the Assembly
    3.00 p.m.#Debates and voting on Committees' reports, recommendations and resolutions (?) EDUCATION, CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION.)
    Thursday, 25th (contd.)
    10.05 a.m.#Welcome speech by Mr. Karl Skytte, Speaker of the Folketing
    10.15 a.m.#Speech by Mr.Anker J???rgensen, Prime Minister of Denmark
    10.45 a.m.#Speech by Mr.J.M.A.H. Luns, Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council.

    11.15 a.m.#Speech by Mr.Wayne L.Hays, President of the Assembly
    12.00 a.m.#Mr.Luns replies to questions from member of the Assembly.

    3.00 p.m.#Presentation of the Reports, Recommendations and Resolution of the Economic Committee and the Committee on Eduction, Cultural Affairs and Information. Debates and voting.

    Friday, 26 September#PLENARY SESSION
    9.00 a.m.#Presentation of the Reports,Recommendations and Resolutions of the Military Committee, the Political Committee and the Scientific and Technical Committee. Debates and voting
    4.00 p.m.Speech by Mr.James R. Schlesinger, U.S.

    Secretary of Defense.

    Report by Mr. Paul Langlois (Canada),Secretary General of the Assembly
    Approval of the budget for 1976
    Report by Mr. Philippe Deshormes, Secretary General of the Assembly
    Election of officers of the Assembly for 1975-1976.

    Friday, September 26
    9 a.m.#PLENARY SESSION - open to the press
    Debates and voting on Committees' reports, recommendations and resolutions and resolutions (MILITARY; POLITICAL; SCIENTIFIC and TECHNICAL)
    4 p.m.#Mr. James SCHLESINGER,U.S.Secretary of Defense, addresses Plenary.

    - International economic relations and the need for a new economic order.

    - East-West trade relations after C.S.C.E.

    - The economic situation in Portugal, Greece and Turkey
    - The economic implications of national energy policies
    - Future prospects for energy supplies
    - World monetary reform
    - Multinational corporations
    - Cultural and information aspects of C.S.C.E.

    - Progress of survey of Alliance textbooks
    - The Cyprus situation and its impact on public support for the Alliance
    - The situation re press freedom in Portugal
    - Educational trends and developments in Alliance countries
    - Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
    - Review of the security of the Alliance
    - The problems on NATO's Flanks
    - European defence co-operation and the role of Eurogroup
    - The strategic balance
    - Restructuring of NATO forces
    - United States troops in Europe and the question of offset
    - Theatre nuclear weapons
    - The Soviet Naval Threat
    - Negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR)
    36 Members
    RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Erwin LANGE (Feb. Rep. of Germany)
    Economic Relations between Member Countries of the Alliance
    (Chairman : Mr. Johannes GILLEBERG, Norway)
    22 Members
    Free Flow of Information (Chairman: Mr. Manfred GESSNER, Feb.Rep.of Germany)
    Survey of Textbooks in Alliance Countries (Chairman: Mr.K.De VRIES, Netherlands)
    - Review of general Alliance Political Problems
    - Survey of validity of and motivation behind "detente"
    - Current developments in Portugal
    - The significance and relevance of C.S.C.E. to EAST-West relations
    - The Eastern Mediterranean and the prospects for a permanent settlement.

    - The state of international cooperation in energy, raw materials and environment policies
    - Scientific and technical aspects of energy supplies
    - The work of C.C.M.S., in particular the study on solar energy (includes visit to the "Zero Energy House" in Copenhagen)
    - Scientific aspects of the UN Law of the Sen Conference
    40 Members
    CHAIRMAN: Mr.Paul THYNESS (Norway)
    RAPPORTEUR: Mr.Patrick WALL(U.K.)
    Southern Flank (Co-Chairmen: Sen. Sam NUNN, U.S.A.and Lord HOY, U.K.)
    European Defence Co-operation (Chairmen : Mr. Carl DAMM, Feb.Rep.of Germany)
    Special Rapporteur to monitor MBFR negotiations (Mr. Rembert VAN DELDEN, Feb.Rep.of Germany)
    46 Members
    CHAIRMAN: Mr. Erik BLUMENFELD (Feb.Rep. of Germany)
    RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Pieter DANKERT (Netherlands)
    Detente (Chairman and Rapporteur to be named)
    28 Members
    RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Georges MUNDELEER (Belgium)
    Work of CCMS (Chairman: Mr.Georges MUNDELEER, Belgium)
    Joint Sub-Committee with the ECONOMIC and MILITARY COMMITTEES
    Energy Supplies (Chairman: Mr.A.M.J.J.VAN AMELSVOORT,Netherlands)
    22 September - a.m.#: Mr.J.BILLY, Head of the Economic Directorate of NATO - "Economic Co-operation between West and East"
    - p.m.#: Mr. Aldo GUETTA, Assistant Director at the International Monetary Fund - "World Monetary Reform"
    23 September - a.m.#: Mr. Gengo SUZUKI, Chairman of the Associated Japanese Bank, London - "Japan and International Economic Cooperation"
    22 September - a.m.#: Mr.Ritt BJERREGAARD, Minister of Education, Denmark - "Educational changes and Problems in Denmark"
    23 September - a.m.#: Mr.Pierre SALINGER, of l'Express, Paris- "European-American Relations"
    22 September - p.m.#: Address by General Alexander HAIG, Supreme Allied Commander Allied Forced Europe
    23 September - a.m.#: Statements by Professor Lawrence MARTIN, Head of Department,War Studies, Kings, College, London, and Mr, Richard SHEARER,Director for Nuclear Planning, NATO - "The Role of Theatre Nuclear Weapons in Alliance Strategy"
    22 September - p.m.#: General (Res) Aaron YARIV, former member of the government of Israel and member of the Knesset - "The Middle East"
    23 September - a.m.#: Professor John ERICKSON, Director of the Department of Defence Studies, Edinburgh University, Scotland- "Soviet priorities for European Security in the Post-Helsinki period"
    - p.m.#: Ambassador Andre WENDELEN,Belgian Ambassador to the C.S.C.E. -"The Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe"
    22 September - a.m.#: Professor OZDAS, Assistant Secretary General for Scientific and Environmental Affairs, NATA -"Current NATO Science and C.C.M.S. activities"
    - p.m.#: Mr. Jean-Jacques SALOMON, Head of the Division for science Policy O.E.C.D. - "O.E.C.D. Activities in Energy Research and Development"
    Dr.F.SCHNEIDER, Secretary General of the European Science Foundation (ESF) - "The Background and the Working Programme of the E.S.F."

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