Updated: 09-May-2001 NATO Press Releases


28 March 2001

Press Statement

Meeting 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 April 2001.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.
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