27 June 2001
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council
(PJC) at Ambassadorial level met on
Wednesday, 27 June 2001.
Meeting of the NATO-Russia Permanent
Joint Council at Ambassadorial level
Following a briefing on the meeting
of Military Representatives under
the auspices of the PJC held on 5
June 2001, Ambassadors discussed the
evolving situation in the Balkans.
They noted the high degree of common
ground achieved through intensive
dialogue and cooperation. They exchanged
views on the NATO-Russia cooperation
in the international security presence
in Kosovo (KFOR). They reiterated
their full commitment to the security,
stability and territorial integrity
of the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia . They expressed their grave
concern at the critical situation
in FYROM and strongly condemned all
armed extremist activities. They underlined
the urgency of finding a political
solution to the crisis, and urged
all concerned to renew their commitment
to political dialogue.
Ambassadors also discussed other
issues of common interest related
to security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic
At Ambassadorial level, the PJC will
meet again on 18 July 2001.