Updated: 9 September 1999 NATO Press Releases


9 Sept.

NATO-Ukraine Commission at the Ambassadorial level

The NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) met today at NATO HQ in Brussels. The Commission held a wide-ranging discussion on the situation in and around Kosovo. NATO and Ukraine welcomed KFOR's accomplishments and looked forward to full Ukrainian participation in the international security presence. They reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the principles and goals of UNSCR 1244. Stressing the importance of peace and stability in and around Kosovo for long-term stability in the region, they condemned all acts of violence and called upon all the people of Kosovo to support and cooperate with the international security presence in carrying out its mandates.

Members of the NUC reviewed the implementation of the measures embodied in the NUC Washington Summit Declaration. They positively assessed the implementaiton of activities under the NATO-Ukraine Charter in 1999, including the ongoing work of the Joint Working Group on Defence Reform, activities of the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv as well as continuing cooperation within PfP and PARP, in the fields of retraining of retired military personnel, scientific and environmental affairs and civil emergency planning. Ambassadors highlighted the continuing NATO-Ukraine cooperation in the area of information, with the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Kyiv playing an important role.

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