8 June 2000
of the North Atlantic Council in Defence Ministers Session held in Brussels
on 8 June 2000
- The North Atlantic Council met in Defence Ministers Session in Brussels
on 8 June 2000.
- We concentrated on reviewing the situation in the Balkans and the
progress achieved in implementing the decisions taken by the Heads of
State and Government at their meeting last year in Washington. With
respect to the latter, we discussed in particular the implementation
of the Defence Capabilities Initiative; work on the European Security
and Defence Identity; and the Alliance's outreach and co-operation activities,
including Partnership for Peace, enlargement and the Membership Action
Plan, the Mediterranean Dialogue, and our relationships with Ukraine
and Russia, including the need to establish a Military Liaison Mission
in Moscow as early as possible. We are in full agreement with the statement
made on these and other issues by our Foreign Minister colleagues at
their meeting last month in Florence.
- We have issued separate statements on the situation in the Balkans
and on the Defence Capabilities Initiative.