20 May 1998

NATO-Russia Statement

On The 20 May 1998 Permanent Joint Council Meeting At Ambassadorial Level

The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level met on Wednesday,20 May at NATO Headquarters.

Ambassadors exchanged information and views on the situation in and around 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 Chiefs of Staff under the auspices of the PJC on 6 May.

Ambassadors exchanged views and information on strategy, defence policy, the military doctrines of NATO and Russia, and budgets and infrastructure development programmes.

The Permanent Joint Council will meet at the Ministerial level on 28 May in Luxembourg. The next meeting at the Ambassadorial level is scheduled for 24 June 1998.

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