in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1)
NATO members countries agreed, on 21 May, to extend Operation
Amber Fox in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1).
Operation Amber Fox was launched on 27 September 2001, on the
request of President Trajkovski, to contribute to the protection
of international monitors from the Organisation for Security
and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union. The mission
has now been extended a further four months until 26 October
Operation Amber Fox, which has been under German command since
it was launched last year, will come under Dutch command from
June 2002. It is composed of personnel from NATO member countries
and follows on from Operation Essential Harvest (27 August 2001
- 26 September), which helped to disarm ethnic Albanian groups
in the country.
recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional