22 July 1998

NATO - Russia Statement

On the 22 July 1998 Permanent Joint Council Meeting
At Ambassadorial Level

The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level met on Wednesday, 22 July 1998 at NATO Headquarters.

Ambassadors exchanged information and views on the situation in and around Bosnia and Herzegovina. They focused on the continuation of NATO-Russia cooperation in SFOR within the framework of the multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period following the end of SFOR's current mandate in June. With regard to Kosovo, discussion centred on the international community's response to the crisis and the ongoing intense diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution.

The representatives of NATO and Russia were informed about the meeting of military representatives under the auspices of the PJC on 16 July.

Ambassadors exchanged views and information on measures to promote cooperation, transparency and confidence between NATO and Russia in broad terms.

They also reviewed progress with regard to NATO-Russia information activities and discussed the way ahead in this area.

The next meeting of the Permanent Joint Council at the Ambassadorial level is scheduled for 16 September 1998.

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