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September 1997

10 Sept

Representatives from Hungary begin accession talks with NATO.

15 Sept

Operation Kozatskiy Step 97 under Partnership for Peace begins in Ukraine, involving NATO, Polish and Ukrainian troops. The exercise is designed to simulate an ethnic conflict.

16 Sept

Representatives from Poland begin accession talks with NATO.

22 Sept

Swedish Prime Minister Gran Persson visits NATO.

23 Sept

Representatives from the Czech Republic begin accession talks with NATO.

24 Sept

Latvian Prime Minister Guntars Krasts visits NATO.

26 Sept

NATO and Russian Foreign Ministers meet for the first time as the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council. A Work Plan is approved, providing for consultations on confidence building measures in armscontrol, joint peacekeeping in Bosnia and the stationing of Russian military representatives at NATO.

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30 Sept

NATO Ministers of Defence held two days of informal meetings in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The planned opening up of NATO to new members, the continuation of NATOs mandate in Bosnia and the adaptation of Alliances command structure are discussed.