Select Committee on Defence First Special Report


ANNEX B

OVERSEAS VISITS ITINERARIES

ITINERARY OF VISIT TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
29 November - 5 December
1999

Monday 29 November 1999

In transit

Tuesday 30 November 1999

Briefing from Commander of British Forces Falkland Islands
Meeting with the Dundee University artists
Working Dinner with the Officers

Wednesday 1 December 1999

Visit GRIFFIN
Visit 78 Sqn and BRINTEL
Visit 1312 Flt
Visit 1435 Flt
Visit Resident Rapier Squadron
Visit Air Traffic Control/Met Office/Fire Service
Visit RIC and working lunch at Mare Harbour
Visit East Cove Military Port
Visit HMS Dumbarton Castle
Visit Joint Communications Unit Falkland Islands (JCUFI)
Working dinner at Government House, Stanley

Thursday 2 December

Visit Mount Alice
Lunch with all ranks and contractors
Tour of Mount Pleasant Village (service accommodation)
Visit Estates Branch and BPD Facilities Management

Friday 3 December

Visit HMS Somerset
Stanley - Joint Services Explosive Ordnance Disposal to include minefield tour at Gypsy Cove
Visit King Edward Memorial Hospital surgical team
Visit to the Museum
Visit to the Fisheries Department
Visit to the Agriculture Department

Meeting with Councillors

Saturday 4 December

Visit San Carlos military cemetery, Goose Green settlement and battlefield site and Argentine military cemetery

Sunday 5 December

In transit.

ITINERARY FOR VISIT TO BRUSSELS
7-9 February 2000

Monday 7 February

UK Delegation briefing at NATO HQ
Meeting with Dr Edgar Buckley, Assistant Secretary General, Defence Planning and Operations Division
Round Table meeting with Permanent Representatives (US, France and Germany)
Working dinner at the Ambassador's Residence

Tuesday 8 February

Round Table meeting with representatives from UK Delegation, NATO HQ
Meeting with Lord Robertson, NATO Secretary General
Working lunch with Ambassadors
Meeting with Ambassador Klaus-Peter Klaiber, Assistant Secretary General (Political Affairs)
Meeting with Mr Javier Solana, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

Wednesday 9 February

Briefings at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

ITINERARY FOR VISIT TO THE GULF
30 March - 5 April

Thursday 30 March

In transit

Friday 31 March

SAUDI ARABIA

Orientation brief by Defence Attaché
Visit Eskan Base, Operation Bolton personnel and briefing
Visit Prince Sultan Airbase Operation Bolton personnel, briefing and lunch
Working dinner with Deputy Head of Mission and Military personnel

Saturday 1 April

Embassy briefing
Office call - General Muhaya - Chief of Staff, Royal Saudi Armed Forces
Visit Majlis as Shura (Parliament)
Al Yamamah (Equipment Programme) briefing and lunch
Briefing by British Military Mission, Sangcom (Comms Programme for Saudi Arabian National Guard) and RN Liaison Team
Wash up discussions

BAHRAIN

Mine Counter Measures Group Reception & Tour of MCM Vessels

Sunday 2 April

Embassy briefing
Local calls - Crown Prince, Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defence Ministry, Shura Council (Parliament)
Visit USS Stennis
Meet RAF Personnel deployed Muharraq
Embassy dinner

KUWAIT

Monday 3 April

Call on HM Ambassador and Embassy staff
Calls on Parliamentarians at the Kuwait National Assembly
Visit United Nations Iraq/Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM)
Working dinner with First Secretary (Defence Supply)/Defence Attaché

Tuesday 4 April

Call on Chief of Staff, Kuwait Armed Forces
British Military Mission Briefing
Move to Ali al Salem Airbase
Working lunch at Ali al Salem Airbase
Visit National Institute for the Missing and POW Affairs
  
Wednesday 5 April

In transit

ITINERARY OF VISIT TO NAPLES AND ROME
12-15 June 2000

NAPLES

Monday 12 June

Dinner attended by Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO) and AFSOUTH personnel

Tuesday 13 June

NATO HQ Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH)

Admiral James O Ellis, Commander in Chief, AFSOUTH
Briefing on Southern Region Strategic Overview from LTC Serge Leveille, Policy and Requirements Branch
Briefing on STRIKFORSOUTH (Regional Reaction Force) from Rear Admiral Dymock and Colonel Jeremy Robbins
Briefing on AIRSOUTH from Lt General Ronald Keys (USAF)
Briefing on AIRSOUTH and the Lessons of Kosovo from Brigadier General de la Vega and Lt Colonel Oehlers
Briefing on NAVSOUTH, Rear Admiral Lippiett, Commanding Officer, NAVSOUTH and other NAVSOUTH personnel
Briefing from UK personnel

ROME

Dinner hosted by British Naval Attaché

Wednesday 14 June

Briefing by Sir Thomas Richardson KCMG, HM Ambassador
Joint Briefing by Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs (General Vincenzo Camporini (Plans and Policy); Minister Mario Brando Pensa (Coordinator for Security and Disarmament, MFA); Mr Sandro de Bernardin (Head of CFSP Department, MFA))
Lunch attended by Senator Gian Giacomo Migone, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Meeting with Defence and Foreign Affairs Committees on the Camera dei Deputati
Dinner attended by Professor Stefano Silvestri, Institute of International Affairs

Thursday 15 June

Briefing from Alenia Marconi Systems


 
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