24 July 2000
NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council Meeting At Ambassadorial Level
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council at Ambassadorial level met on
Monday 24 July 2000, at NATO Headquarters.
Following a briefing on the meeting of Military Representatives under the auspices of the
PJC held on 6 July 2000, Ambassadors discussed the situation in the former Yugoslavia and
exchanged views on NATO-Russia cooperation in the international security presence in
Kosovo (KFOR). NATO Ambassadors shared assessments of their recent visit to Kosovo and
Bosnia and Herzegovina (17-19 July 2000), emphasising the good cooperation between Russian
and NATO troops on the ground. NATO
and Russia reiterated their determination to continue to work towards the full
implementation of the UNSCR 1244 and to cooperate in all areas, including the protection
of Kosovo's minorities.
As part of their ongoing discussions on questions related to strategy and military
doctrines of NATO and Russia, Ambassadors received a briefing on the Russian Military
Doctrine and continued their exchange of views on issues related to strategy and military
doctrine initiated in March.
Ambassadors addressed ways of enhancing dialogue, transparency, confidence and cooperation
between NATO and Russia, inter alia in the PJC.
They also reviewed information activities, including the ongoing negotiations for the
establishment of a NATO Information Office in Moscow.
The next PJC meeting at Ambassadorial level will be held on 20 September 2000.