13 Oct. 1998

Press Statement

NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council Meeting At Ambassadorial Level

13 October 1998

The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level met for an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, 13 October 1998 at NATO Headquarters to discuss the situation in Kosovo.

The NATO side informed about its decision to issue an Activation Order (ACTORD) for the limited air response and the phased air operation, underlining its determination to help put an end to the intolerable humanitarian situation in Kosovo and to support ongoing efforts aimed at a political solution. In reply, Russia reiterated its firm commitment to pursue a political settlement.

NATO and Russia continue to support the aim of securing a political solution to the crisis and to avert a humanitarian catastrophe.

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