Updated: 23-May-2001 NATO Press Releases


23 May 2001

Press Statement

Meeting of the Permanent Joint Council
at Ambassadorial Level
Wednesday 23 May 2001

The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level met on Wednesday, 23 May 2001, at NATO Headquarters.

Following a briefing on the meeting of Chiefs of Staff under the auspices of the PJC held on 16 May 2001, Ambassadors discussed the situation in the Balkans and exchanged views on the NATO-Russia cooperation in the international security presence in Kosovo (KFOR). They discussed developments in Southern Serbia, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, noting a substantial degree of common ground in assessing the situation in the region.

Ambassadors addressed nuclear weapons issues, inter alia on NATO proposals on Confidence and Security Building Measures in the nuclear field.

Ambassadors also reviewed NATO-Russia cooperation in the framework of EAPC/PfP.

Ambassadors discussed the preparation for the PJC Meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers scheduled for 29 May 2001 in Budapest.

The next PJC meeting at Ambassadorial level will be held on 27 June 2001.

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