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March 1997

7 Mar

US Defence Secretary William Cohen makes his first visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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9-10 Mar

Secretary General Javier Solana meets Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeni Primakov in Moscow for the third round of negotiations on a document to lay out the basis for NATO-Russia relations.

10-15 Mar

Secretary General Javier Solana visits PfP members in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, the Kyrghyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

11 Mar

WEU conference in Athens to discuss security problems in the light of NATO and EU enlargement.

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  • NATO Speeches: "Implications of NATO Enlargement" : Address by Ambassador Donald J. McConnell NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General For Political Affairs at the WEU Assembly Colloquium
16 Mar

EU Foreign Ministers meet in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, to discuss EU enlargement among other issues.

20-21 Mar

US President Bill Clinton and his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin meet in Helsinki to talk about future NATO-Russia relations. The parties do not issue a joint statement on NATO plans to expand eastwards, but sign a general statement about European security.

21 Mar

Official visit to NATO by HM Albert II, King of the Belgians.

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24-25 Mar

NATO Secretary General Javier Solana and General George A. Joulwan (SACEUR) visit the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.