14 December 1998
NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council meeting at Ambassadorial level
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level
met on Monday, 14 December 1998 at NATO Headquarters.
Ambassadors exchanged information and views on the situation in and
around Bosnia and Herzegovina. They stressed the importance of the meeting of the Peace
Implementation Council (PIC) meeting scheduled for 15 December 1998. NATO and Russia
agreed that their common efforts through SFOR were assisting the civilian aspects of the
Dayton Peace Agreement in taking root and noted that further work was required by all
The Representatives of NATO and Russia also exchanged views on
peacekeeping issues. They welcomed the Report by the Political-Military Experts' Working
Group on Peacekeeping, which was noted last week by Foreign Ministers. Ambassadors
encouraged the Working Group to continue their development of a broad set of common
understandings between NATO and Russia on peacekeeping issues.
The next meeting of the Permanent Joint Council at the Ambassadorial
level is scheduled for 20 January 1999.