25 Mar. 1998

NATO-Russia statement on the 25 March 1998 Permanent Joint Council meeting at ambassadorial level

The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level met on Wednesday, 25 March at NATO Headquarters. Ambassadors exchanged views on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They focussed 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.

The representatives of NATO and Russia were informed about the meeting of military representatives under the auspices of the PJC on 19 March.

Ambassadors exchanged views on peacekeeping and welcomed the progress of ongoing work in the political/military experts' working group on peacekeeping. The Ambassadors also reviewed their political and defence efforts against the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and their delivery means.

The next meeting of the Permanent Joint Council is scheduled for 29 April 1998.

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