Updated: 27-Apr-2001 NATO Press Releases

Press Statement

26 April 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 Thursday, 26 April 2001.

Following a briefing on the meeting of Military Representatives under the auspices of the PJC held on 5 April 2001, Ambassadors discussed the evolving situation in the Balkans and exchanged views on NATO-Russia cooperation in the international security presence in Kosovo (KFOR).

Ambassadors continued their consultations on the issue of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means. They discussed results of the expert group meeting held in Moscow on 23 April. In this context, the Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Marshall I. Sergeyev, explained the Russian proposal on European non-strategic missile defence. Ambassadors held an initial exchange of views on this matter.

NATO and Russia addressed issues related to the retraining of retired military personnel and expressed their intention to develop practical co-operation in this area.

Ambassadors also reviewed the result of a recent NATO/Russia experts meeting on combating international terrorism.

The PJC on Ambassadorial level will meet again on 23 May 2001.

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