30 September 1998
NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council at Ambassadorial Level
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level
met for an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 30 September 1998 at NATO Headquarters.
Ambassadors exchanged information and views on the situation in and
around Bosnia and Herzegovina. They focused on the continuation of NATO-Russia cooperation
in SFOR within the framework of the multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina. NATO
and Russia expressed their satisfaction that the elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina took
place in a peaceful atmosphere. Ambassadors expressed their hopes that the elected leaders
of Bosnia will fully respect the Dayton Peace Agreement.
With regard to Kosovo, the discussion centered on the international
community's response to the crisis and the ongoing intense diplomatic efforts - pursuant
to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1199 - to find a peaceful solution. NATO and
Russia reiterated deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Kosovo and discussed
possible measures in this respect.
Ambassadors also exchanged views on the situation in Albania and ways
to contribute to stability in the region.