of the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council
At Ambassadorial Level
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial
level met on Wednesday, 28 March 2001.
Following a briefing on the meeting of Military Representatives
under the auspices of the PJC held on 15 March 2001, Ambassadors
discussed the evolving situation in the Balkans and exchanged
views on NATO-Russia cooperation in the international
security presence in Kosovo (KFOR). They also discussed
developments in Southern Serbia and in the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia (1).
With regard to the latter, they welcomed international
efforts to prevent the escalation of ethnic tensions in
the region and agreed to pursue their discussion on further
efforts to put an end to violence by extremists and to
facilitate a political solution of the present crisis,
based on the full respect of the territorial integrity
and sovereignty of the states of the region.
Ambassadors also discussed issues related to disarmament
and arms control, including general discussion on CFE
an Open Skies.
The PJC on Ambassadorial level will meet again on 26
recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional