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27 June 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, 27 June 2001.

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 region.

At Ambassadorial level, the PJC will meet again on 18 July 2001.

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