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June 1997

2 June

Signature of Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Romania and Ukraine.

12-13 June

NATOs Defence Ministers meet in Brussels for their annual spring meetings.

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16-17 June

European Council summit in Amsterdam agrees on a new EU treaty, but makes no significant move towards taking charge of their joint defence. The WEU remains an independent body sub-contracted to carry out humanitarian, peacekeeping and crisis management missions for the Union.

16-27 June

PfP naval exercise Baltic Operations 1997 (BALTOPS) takes place in Poland and Germany to conduct maritime search and rescue operations, coastal surveillance and customs enforcement. Participants are the United States, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

20-22 June

Russia joins the G7 Summit (hereafter G 8).

25-27 June

NATO Economics Colloquium on Economic Developments in Cooperation Partner countries.

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26 June

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva agree to break its deadlock and to open global negotiations for the gradual elimination of land mines. The 61 participating countries appoint Ambassador John Campbell of Australia as special coordinator. Separate negotiations on a global land mine ban, initiated by Canada, continue in Brussels.