No. 6 - Nov. 1996
Vol. 44 - pp. 12

Focus on NATO

Defence Ministers meet in Bergen

The Defence Ministers and Representatives of the Alliance met in Bergen, Norway, on 25 and 26 September for informal discussions. They discussed the situation in the former Yugoslavia; the external adaptation of the Alliance, including enlargement and the enhancement of the Partnership for Peace; and the continuing internal adaptation of the Alliance. No decisions were sought at this informal meeting, but the discussions demonstrated the common approach of the Allies to these and other important questions.

The Ministers subsequently met with Russian Defence Minister Igor Rodionov with whom they discussed NATO-Russian relations, including PfP as well as the Alliance's collaboration with Russia in Operation Joint Endeavour. The Ministers expressed their appreciation to their Norwegian colleague, Jørgen Kosmo, for hosting the meetings.

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