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Ministerial Communiqués


10 March 1992, Brussels
Statement issued at the Extraordinary Meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council

Participation of additional members of NACC - Working towards lasting order of peace in Europe - Commitment of new members to aims of cooperative relationship - Endorsement of Work Plan - CFE Treaty - HLWG - Extraordinary Conference on entry into force of CFE Treaty - Negotiations on CFE lA agreement - Kazakhstan becomes member of NACC - Next NACC meeting

10 March 1992, Brussels
Work Plan For Dialogue, Partnership and Cooperation issued at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council

Institutional relationship for cooperation and consultation - Intensified consultations and cooperative activities - Focus on security and related issues - Resources for cooperative activities - List of activities

1 April 1992, Brussels
Statement issued at the Meeting of Defence Ministers

Contribution of Defence Ministers to dialogue and cooperation - Implementation of CFE Treaty - CFE IA negotiations - Open Skies Treaty and Vienna CSBM Document 1992 - Safe control of residual nuclear arsenals - Intensification of contacts and cooperation - Seminars and workshops on defence related matters - Group on Defence Matters - New era of partnership - Frequency of meetings - Areas for further cooperation in defence matters (Annex)

27 May 1992, Brussels
Final Communiqu of the Defence Planning Committee and Nuclear Planning Group

Defusing crises and preventing conflicts - Implementation of CFE Treaty - Prospects for CFE IA agreement and implementation of Open Skies Treaty - New era of cooperation - Defence-related cooperation programme - Security and defence commitments under Washington Treaty - Development of WEU - Maintenance of NATO assignments of forces under consideration for use by WEU - Potential NATO contribution to CSCE conflict prevention and crisis management - UN, CSCE and EC efforts to end conflicts in former Yugoslavia, Nagorno-Karabakh and beyond - Implementation of Strategic Concept Restructuring of Main Defence Forces - New Reaction Forces - New Standing Naval Force in Mediterranean - Streamlining structures and procedures - New command structure for ACE and ACA - Manpower savings - New Force Goals - Crisis management - New reinforcement concept - Sharing of responsibilities and effective use of resources - NATO Infrastructure Programme - Costs of prepositioning - Armaments cooperation - Ballistic missile defences - Reducing and restructuring of Alliance sub-strategic nuclear forces - Tactical nuclear weapons of former Soviet Union - Ratification and implementation of START Treaty - Accession to Non-Proliferation Treaty - Safety and control of nuclear weapons of former Soviet Union - Uncertainties and instabilities in Europe

4 June 1992, Oslo
Final Communiqu of the Ministerial Meeting of the North Atlantic Council

Fostering of new and more peaceful order - Framework of interlocking institutions - Role of CSCE - CFE Treaty - Statements on the former Yugoslavia and Nagorno-Karabakh - Stable security environment in Europe - NATO relationship with non-member countries and other institutions - Reduction and restructuring of forces - Transatlantic link - Presence of US forces, political commitment of US and Canada to Europe - Emerging European security and defence identity - Alliance support for WEU - Maintenance of NATO commitments of forces under consideration for use by WEU - Relations between NATO and WEU based on transparency and complementarity - Joint meeting of Permanent Councils - New and lasting order of peace in Europe through dialogue, partnership and cooperation - Relations with cooperation partners - NACC Work Plan - CSCE's role in cooperative approach to security - Support for peacekeeping activities under responsibility of CSCE - Observance of CSCE commitments - UN's contribution to conflict settlement and peacekeeping - Timetables for withdrawal of former Soviet forces from Baltics - Arms control and cooperative security - Agreement among states of former Soviet Union on CFE Treaty obligations - CFE IA agreement - Open Skies Treaty - Non-proliferation - Early accession to NPT by Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine - Russia's obligations concerning nuclear weapons reductions - START Treaty - UN register of conventional arms transfers - Global ban on chemical weapons - Mutually reinforcing institutions

5 June 1992, Oslo
Statement issued at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council

Consultations on major security issues - Georgia and Albania welcomed as new members - NACC as a forum for closer cooperation and consultation - Implementation of Work Plan - Practical cooperation on defence matters - NACC contribution to new security architecture and support for CSCE process - Economic, political and security objectives - Enhancement of CSCE's conflict prevention capacity - Alliance support for CSCE peacekeeping activities - Regional conflicts and ethnic tensions in CSCE area - Situation in former Yugoslavia and Nagorno-Karabakh - Humanitarian assistance - Timetable for withdrawal of foreign troops from Baltics - Nuclear proliferation - Role of NPT - New CSCE Forum for Security - CFE Treaty - CFE IA negotiations - Vienna 1992 Document on CSBMs - Open Skies Treaty - UN register of arms transfers - Eradication of chemical weapons - Attendance by Finland as an observer Statement on NATO Maritime Operation issued by the North Atlantic Council meeting in Ministerial Session in Helsinki 10 July 1992

10 July 1992, Helsinki
Statement on NATO Maritime Operations to Monitor Compliance with UN Resolutions, in Cooperation with WEU issued by the North Atlantic Council Meeting in Ministerial Session

21 October 1992, Gleneagles, Scotland
Final Communiqu of the Nuclear Planning Group

Crisis management - Practical work with regard to support for peacekeeping activities - NATO naval force monitoring UN embargo and sanctions in Adriatic - NATO AWACS monitoring UN "no-fly" zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina - Contributions of forces for humanitarian assistance - Readiness to provide further support to UN efforts in former Yugoslavia - Progress in adapting NATO nuclear force planning - NATO sub-strategic nuclear force reductions and restructuring - Withdrawal of ground-launched tactical nuclear weapons of former Soviet Union to Russia for destruction - Fulfilment of Russia's commitments on destruction of naval tactical nuclear weapons - US-Russian agreement to cut strategic arsenals - Arrangements for ratification and early implementation of START Treaty - Removal of strategic nuclear warheads from Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine and accession of these countries to NPT - Weapons proliferation - Support for indefinite extension of NPT - Global ban on chemical weapons

11 December 1992, Brussels
Final Communiqu of the Ministerial Session of the Defence Planning Committee

Search for peaceful resolution of regional conflicts - War in former Yugoslavia - Efforts of UN, CSCE and EC to find negotiated settlement - Practical contributions of Allies to UN peacekeeping efforts - Alliance's willingness to consider positively further requests for assistance from UN - NATO's peacekeeping capabilities - Role of Defence Ministers - National contributions to peacekeeping and Alliance's collective defence responsibilities - NMA preparations for future support of peacekeeping activities - Inclusion of support for UN and CSCE peacekeeping among force missions - Defence-related activities with NACC partners - Reciprocal benefits of NACC cooperation - Future discussions on peacekeeping - Cooperation between institutional components of European security architecture - Security commitments of Allies under the Washington Treaty - Mutual transparency and complementarity between NATO and WEU - Results of WEU Council Meeting in Rome - Strengthening of WEU - WEU move to Brussels - Franco-German European Corps - SACEUR's negotiations with French and German Chiefs of Defence Staff - Transformation of Alliance force and command structures - Agreement on Southern Region command structure - Conclusion of Annual Review of defence plans - Establishment of ACE Reaction Force Planning Staff - Activation of ACE Rapid Reaction Corps HQ - Effects of planned national force reductions on main defence forces - Impact of pressures on national defence budgets and post CFE transfers of equipment for modernisation programmes - Logistics support capabilities - Military use of civil resources - US-Russian discussions on GPS - Armaments cooperation - Conventional Armaments Planning System - Code of Conduct for Defence Trade between Allies - Adaptation of infrastructure programme - Alliance's role in stability in Europe

17 December 1992 - M-NAC-2(92)106 - Brussels
Final Communiqu of the Ministerial Meeting of the North Atlantic Council

Challenges to European security posed by regional conflicts - Ultimate political purpose of the Alliance - Transatlantic link - Role of US forces and political and military commitment of US and Canada to European security - Process of democratic reform in CEE - NATO's role in peacekeeping - Progress concerning support for CSCE peacekeeping - Military Committee's advice on resources and modalities - CSCE peacekeeping operations in conjunction with Cooperation partners - Support for UN peacekeeping operations and readiness to assist in implementation of UN Resolutions - NATO Secretary General's contacts with UN Secretary General - Implementation of UN Resolutions concerning former Yugoslavia - Stability in Central and Eastern Europe - Value of NACC - Development of cooperative process - 1993 Work Plan - Strengthening of CSCE authority and operational involvement in conflict prevention - CSCE structural reforms and appointment of a Secretary General - Appointment of High Commissioner on National Minorities - Additional dispute settlement mechanisms - Forum for Security Cooperation - Programme of Immediate Action concerning arms control and nonproliferation - Practical relationship between NATO and WEU - European foreign and security policy and defence identity - WEU Rome Ministerial - Working relations between NATO and WEU - Allies' obligations and commitments under Washington Treaty - Transfer of WEU to Brussels - WEU Secretary General's participation in NATO meeting - Transparency and complementarity - Franco-German proposal on relationship between European Corps and Alliance - Agreement between French/German Chiefs of Staff and SACEUR - Regional issues - Solution to regional conflicts through negotiations - Statement on continuing violence in former Yugoslavia - Hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh - Proposed CSCE Conference in Minsk - Withdrawal of foreign troops from Baltic states - Entry into force of CFE Treaty - Treaty schedule - Treaty on Open Skies - Consolidation of former Soviet tactical weapons in Russia - Adherence of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine to START Treaty - Ratification of START Treaty - Commitments of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine to accede to NPT - Agreement between US and Russia on substantial further reductions in nuclear forces - Draft Chemical Weapons Convention - Prevention of proliferation and illegal arms transfers - NPT, Biological Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convention - UN Register of Conventional Arms - Presence of Pierre Harmel - Extension of Secretary General Manfred Woerner's mandate - Spring 1993 Ministerial Meeting in Athens

17 December 1992 - M-NAC-2(92)108 - Brussels
Statement on Former Yugoslavia issued by the North Atlantic Council in Ministerial Meeting

18 December 1992 - M-NACC-2(92)109 - Brussels
Statement issued at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council

New and difficult security challenges - Development of NACC potential - Adoption of 1993 Work Plan - Practical focus of partnership - Democratic and market-oriented reforms - Cooperation on defence matters and military contacts - Democratically controlled and smaller military forces consistent with legitimate security requirements - Cooperation in science and environmental fields - Threats to stability from regional and ethnic conflicts - Enhancement of CSCE's operational and institutional capacity - UN and CSCE peacekeeping operations - Exchange of experience and expertise on peacekeeping - New security architecture - Solutions to regional conflicts through negotiations - Use of NACC dialogue and cooperation to prevent conflicts - Deteriorating situation in former Yugoslavia - Efforts of UN, CSCE and EC - London Conference decisions and UN resolutions - "Ethnic cleansing" -Situation in Kosovo and recent events in Macedonia - UN preventive peacekeeping forces in Macedonia - Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh - CSCE Conference - Support for UN and CSCE principles and steps taken by the CSCE - Efforts to convene CSCE Conference in Minsk - Democratization process in Georgia - CSCE mission to area - Georgian-Russian-Ossetian Peacekeeping Force - Conflict in Abkhazia - CSCE efforts in Moldova - Civil strife in Tajikistan - Withdrawal of foreign troops from the Baltic states - Arms control, disarmament and confidence building - Entry into force and completion of CFE Treaty baseline validation period - CSCE Forum for Security Cooperation - CSCE code of conduct in security field - START Treaty - Support for NPT - Achievement of draft Chemical Weapons Convention - Prevention of proliferation in areas of high risk - Conventional weapons transfers - Open Skies Treaty - Participation in NACC activities - Readiness to welcome Czech Republic and Slovak Republic as members of NACC - Finland's attendance as observer

18 December 1992 - M-NACC-2(92)110 Revised - Brussels
Work Plan for Dialogue, Partnership and Cooperation 1993 issued at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council

Political and security related matters - Defence planning issues and military matters - Defence conversion - Economic issues - Science - Challenges of Modern Society - Dissemination of information - Policy planning consultations - Air traffic management

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