Press Releases US MEDIA ADVISORY | On-The-Record Virtual Briefing Preview of NATO Defense Ministerial on COVID-19   

US MEDIA ADVISORY | On-The-Record Virtual Briefing Preview of NATO Defense Ministerial on COVID-19   


WHAT: Foreign Press Center On-the-Record Virtual Briefing   

TOPIC: Preview of NATO Defense Ministerial on COVID-19   

BRIEFER: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S. Department of State 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT-4)  

WHERE: Click the link below to join the Zoom briefing online 10 minutes prior to the briefing start time.  When asked for your name, please enter your name, outlet, and country. (See below for additional Zoom instructions.) 

Meeting ID: 155 219 535 

Password: 018818  (Please do not share this password.) 

RSVP: Please email to confirm your attendance. 

BACKGROUND:  NATO Defense Ministers – including U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper – will convene virtually to discuss new NATO measures to counter the pandemic on Wednesday, April 15.  Ambassador Hutchison will preview this extraordinary session and discuss how the United States and our NATO Allies are banding together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and counter disinformation about the virus.  The meeting of defense ministers follows a similar meeting of NATO foreign ministers (including Secretary of State Pompeo).  For more information about the April 2 foreign ministers’ meeting, please see:


All briefings are subject to change.  Please call (202) 504-6300 or visit the FPC website for the latest information on this and other FPC programs.    

Additional Zoom instructions:  Use the link and password above to join the meeting.  You can connect using a desktop computer, laptop, cell phone or tablet. You will need a stable internet connection, as well as a webcam and microphone.  If you’ve never used Zoom before, it will ask you to download a small software plug-in, which will only take a few seconds.  Once it is installed, you will join the session.  Though it is preferable to join using the link above, you also have the option of calling the Zoom phone number below for an audio-only connection. This can also serve as a back-up if you experience any issues with the video quality during the briefing.  

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