On Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 10.00 hrs, accredited journalists are invited to attend a joint training program of sniper and EOD teams from the institutions which are in charge of providing security for the NATO Summit in Bucharest.
The forces involved in providing security for the NATO Summit in Bucharest will be training together in Băneasa Shooting Range and in the area of Mioriţa Fountain.
Snipers from the Protection and Guard Service (S.P.P.), the Romanian Intelligence Service (S.R.I.) and the Ministry of the Interior (M.I.R.A.) will be carrying out shooting sessions with telescopic sight rifles in Băneasa Shooting Range. In the area of Mioriţa Fountain, a joint sniper-EOD exercise will be carried out in accordance with a potential scenario for the NATO Summit in April.
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The journalists who wish to attend these activities will be met at 09.30 Invitation - Joint Exercises of Sniper and EOD Teams for the NATO SummitInvitation - Joint Exercises of Sniper and EOD Teams for the NATO SummitInvitation - Joint Exercises of Sniper and EOD Teams for the NATO Summithrs at Victoriei Square metro station (the exit from the Statue of Aviators) and taken by minibus to the venues of the above-mentioned activities. Journalists will be allowed access inside Băneasa Shooting Range (the range of Gendarmerie) only if escorted by SPP representatives and on the basis of a list which you are supposed to transmit to the SPP Office of Information and Public Relations no later than Tuesday, 11.03.2008, 13.00 hrs (the list should contain the following data: surname and first name, ID card series and number, publication and telephone number). Point of contact: Press Officer, Lt. Adriana Moldoveanu 0722 700 270, 408 10 21.