Media advisory - 048(2009)

Strasbourg, 27.04.2009

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to meet in Madrid

Date: 12 May 2009

Location: Madrid (Spain)

Organised by the Council of Europe and the Spanish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Description: The 119th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Madrid will bring together ministers of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the 47 member states of the organisation.

During the meeting, which will commemorate the organisation's 60th anniversary, Spain will transfer the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers to Slovenia, for the next six months.

Practical information:

The meeting will take place at the North pavilion of IFEMA. In order to attend the parts of the meeting that will be open to the media, journalists must make an accreditation request before 7 May to including the following information:

    · Name

    · Passport or Identity Card Number

    · Media

    · Country

    · Function

    · Email address

    · Telephone number

The programme of the meeting will be announced to the media some days before the session.

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11