Updated: 15-Nov-2001 1996

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January 1996

3 Jan

US Defence Secretary William Perry flies to Sarajevo to discuss peacekeeping with NATO military officers and Bosnian leaders.

4 Jan

Negotiations open in Vienna under OSCE auspices on confidence building and arms control measures in Bosnia. The parties to the Peace Agreement sign agreements on measures to enhance mutual confidence, reduce the risk of conflict, restrict military power and improve political cooperation.

5 Jan

Russian parliament votes in favour the deployment of Russian forces to Bosnia to join the NATO-led peacekeeping mission. Special arrangements apply to the command and control of Russian forces in IFOR.

13 Jan

Beginning of deployment of Russian troops supporting IFOR in Bosnia.

15 Jan

The UN Security Council authorises a 5000 men strong force backed by NATO air power for Eastern Slavonia.

15 Jan

Prince El-Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan meets with Secretary General Solana in the context of NATOs Mediterranean Dialogue.

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17 Jan

Visit to NATO by President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland.

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17 Jan

Visit to NATO by Hans Koschnik, EU Administrator for Mostar.

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19 Jan

Richard Goldstone, Prosecutor of UN War Crimes Tribunal, visits NATO.

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23 Jan

General George Joulwan (SACEUR) visits Russia for discussions with the Russian Defence Minister and Chief of Staff.

24 Jan

Tiit Vhi, Prime Minister of Estonia, visits NATO.

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26 Jan

The Russian Federation joins the Council of Europe. The American Senate ratifies the START II Treaty, which will reduce the levels of both American and Russian strategic nuclear missiles.

29 Jan

The Secretary General of the OSCE begins a two-day visit to former Yugoslavia to pave the way for OSCEs supervision of postwar free elections