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President will chair the Summit "EU – Japan” at Prague Castle

4/24/2009 , Prague

President will chair the Summit "EU – Japan” at Prague Castle

President of the Republic, Václav Klaus will chair the Summit “The European Union – Japan” on 4 May 2009. The Summit will be held in the framework of the Czech Presidency over the Council of the European Union. The President of the Czech Republic along with European Commission President José Barroso and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union Javier Solana will participate in the Summit on behalf of the European Union. The Japanese delegation will be lead by Prime Minister Taro Aso.

Programme for Monday 4 May 2009
(subject to alternations)

10:30 - meeting of the Japanese Prime Minister with the President of the Czech Republic and the European Commission President
* photographers, TV – photo pool (the Throne Room)

10:35 – start of the general meeting of the European Union and Japan
* photographers, TV – short photo pool at the beginning of the session (the Mirror Drawing-room)

11:00 – meeting of Mrs. Livia Klausová with Mrs. Chikako Aso, the wife of the Japanese Prime Minister
* photographers, TV – photo pool (Impluvium)

13:30 – press conference of the President of the Czech Republic, the Japanese Prime Minister and the European Commission President
* photographers, TV, press (the Rothmayer Hall)

Conditions for Accreditation

Applications for accreditation will be accepted from April 24 until 14.00 p.m. on April 29 at the latest!

We will not process any late applications!!!

Applications for accreditation may only be sent by e-mail to the Press Department of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic.

The application must include the following data: *

- First name
- Surname
- Office
- Job title (cameraman, journalist, photographer)
- Number of press ID
- Mobile phone number
- E-mail

NOTE:For capacity reasons some events will only be open to a limited number of journalists. Items of the program marked as a “photo pool” will be available only for cameramen and photographers.

* All accreditation data is obligatory

Radim Ochvat, Director of the Press Department

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