2 Dec. 1994
- The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the member countries
of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC) met in Brussels today.
The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of countries which have joined
the Partnership for Peace (PfP) without being NACC members and the Secretary
General of the Western European Union also attended the meeting.
- The Secretary General of NATO informed the meeting about decisions
taken in the North Atlantic Council on 1 December.
- The Ministers reviewed the development of cooperative activities under
the NACC Work Plan and the Partnership for Peace programme, on the basis
of progress reports by the Chairmen of relevant NACC/PfP Committees.
They discussed ways to strengthen further the NACC consultation and
cooperation process and endorsed and agreed to publish a revised NACC
Work Plan for 1995. Ministers expressed satisfaction with the practical
cooperation so far achieved in Partnership for Peace and exchanged views
on how to proceed with further implementation of Partnership for Peace,
taking into account the agreed Individual Partnership Programmes and
those in preparation. They welcomed the programme of cooperation activities
under Partnership for Peace for 1995. They also agreed to publish the
latest report of the Ad Hoc Group on Cooperation in Peacekeeping. In
addition, the Ministers noted that NATO would shortly circulate to PfP
Partners a set of PfP planning and review procedures, which will be
implemented for the first time in 1995 and which will make an important
contribution to enhanced practical cooperation. The Ministers exchanged
views on the relationship between NACC and PfP with a view to achieving
maximum efficiency and effectiveness in partnership and cooperation
activities and to reinforcing security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic
and CSCE area.
- The Ministers consulted on the evolution of the European security
architecture and ways to strengthen mutually reinforcing cooperation
between different institutions concerned with security issues. The Ministers
looked forward to the forthcoming CSCE Summit meeting in Budapest as
a means to reinforce cooperative security in Europe.
- The Ministers exchanged views on regional conflicts, particularly
the crisis in former Yugoslavia, and on other regional issues.
- The Ministers agreed to hold their regular NACC meetings in the future
in conjunction with the Spring Ministerial meetings of the North Atlantic
Council each year. The next regular meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation
Council will therefore take place in May in The Netherlands.