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December 1997

2-3 Dec

First meeting of the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council at Defence Ministers level. Military chiefs of staff from 44 countries also meet in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. Defence Ministers of 15 NATO member countries meet within the Nuclear Planning Group and Defence Planning Committee. The 16 members of the Alliance meet shortly afterwards in the North Atlantic Council.

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4 Dec

Meeting of NATO-Russia PJC at Chiefs of Staff level.

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16 Dec

NATO Foreign Ministers sign Protocols of Accession for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland in the presencen of their respective Foreign Ministers.

NATO and Ukraine sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Civil Emergency Planning and Disaster Preparedness.

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17 Dec

Meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Permanent Joint Council at the level of Foreign Ministers.

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18-19 Dec

OSCE General Assembly meeting concludes with an agreement on guidelines to work out a European Security Charter.