NATO-Russia statement on the 21 January 1998
Permanent Joint Council meeting at Ambassadorial level
The sixth meeting of the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at
Ambassadorial level took place on Wednesday, 21 January at NATO
The representatives of NATO and Russia had an exchange of views on
the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, discussed NATO-Russia
cooperation in SFOR.
Ambassadors also reviewed the implementation of the Work Programme
for the Permanent Joint Council for 1998, which had been approved at
the Ministerial meeting of the PJC on 17 December 1997. They agreed
on a schedule of political consultations leading up to the Spring
Ministerials and decided to continue ongoing work at experts' level
in the field of peacekeeping, civil-emergency planning,
defence-related scientific and environmental issues and possible
armaments-related cooperation as well as to hold expert level
meetings regarding nuclear weapons issues, defence conversion and
NATO and Russia reviewed the progress on updating Russia's Individual
Partnership Programme and were briefed about meetings of military
representatives under the auspices of the PJC held last year.
Building upon a joint NATO-Russia workshop on retraining of retired
military officers held early December 1997 in Moscow, Ambassadors
discussed further activities in this area which is part of the PJC
Work Programme for 1998.
The next meeting of the Permanent Joint Council is scheduled for 25