10 Oct. 2000
Meeting of Defence Ministers
Birmingham 10 October 2000
The Defence Ministers and Representatives of the Alliance met informally
in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on 10 October.
The Ministers discussed the situation in the Balkans, in particular
the role of SFOR and KFOR. In addition, they reviewed progress on the
work set in train at the Washington Summit, including on the Defence Capabilities
Initiative and the development of the European Security and Defence Identity.
Ministers also discussed guidance for the development of Alliance military
capabilities and the provision of the resources this would require.
The Ministers expressed their appreciation to the UK colleague, Minister
Geoffrey Hoon, for hosting the meeting.