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
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.