Academic journal article McNair Papers

Appendix D: Chairman's Summary of Meeting of North Atlantic Cooperation Council Meeting, 2 December 1995, and Work Plan for Dialogue, Partnership and Cooperation 1994/1995 (for NACC and PFP)

Academic journal article McNair Papers

Appendix D: Chairman's Summary of Meeting of North Atlantic Cooperation Council Meeting, 2 December 1995, and Work Plan for Dialogue, Partnership and Cooperation 1994/1995 (for NACC and PFP)

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CHAIRMAN'S SUMMARY OF THE MEETING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC COOPERATION COUNCIL

1. The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the member countries of the North Allergic Cooperative Council (NACC) met in Brussels today. The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of countries which have joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP) without being NACC members and the Secretary General of the Western European Union also attended the meeting.

2. The Secretary General of NATO informed the meeting about decisions taken in the North Atlantic Council on 1 December.

3. The Ministers reviewed the development of cooperative activities under the NACC Work Plan and the Partnership for Peace programme on the basis of progress reports by the Chairmen of relevant NACC/PfP Committees. They discussed ways to strengthen further the NACC consultation and cooperation process and endorsed and agreed to publish a revised NACC Work Plan for 1995. Ministers expressed satisfaction with the practical cooperation so far achieved in Partnership for Peace and exchanged views on how to proceed with further implementation of Partnership for Peace, taking into account the agreed Individual Partnership Programmes and those in preparation. They welcomed the programme of cooperation activities under Partnership for peace for 1995. They also agreed to publish the latest report of the Ad Hoc Group on Cooperation in Peacekeeping. In addition, the Ministers noted that NATO would shortly circulate to PfP Partners a set of PfP planning and review procedures, which will be implemented for the first time in 1995 and which will make an important contribution to enhanced practical cooperation. The Ministers exchanged views on the relationship between NACC and PfP with a view in achieving maximum efficiency and effectiveness in partnership and cooperation activities and to reinforcing security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic and CSCE area.

4 The Ministers consulted on the evolution of the European security architecture and ways to strengthen mutually reinforcing cooperation between different institutions concerned with security issues. The ministers looked forward to the forthcoming CSCE Summit meeting in Budapest as a means to reinforce cooperative security in Europe.

5. The Ministers exchanged views on regional conflicts, particularly the crisis in former Yugoslavia, and on other regional issues.

6. The Ministers agreed to hold their regular NACC meetings in the future in conjunction with the Spring Ministerial meetings of the North Atlantic Council each year. The next regular meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council will therefore take place in May in The Netherlands.

WORK PLAN FOR DIALOGUE, PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION 1994/1995

Issued at the meeting of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, 2 December 1994

Introduction

The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the member countries of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, with the participation of observer countries, have agreed to the following revision of the Work Plan for 1994 which will also be valid for 1995. It builds on the foundations and principles, of dialogue, partnership and cooperation already established, in particular at the Rome Summit in November 1991, the Brussels Summit in January 1994 and NACC Ministerial meetings Partnership for Peace (PfP) topics and activities to be conducted in the NACC framework are in accordance with the rules and procedures set out in the PfP Framework Document and other relevant PfP documents, subject to further consideration in that context.

POLITICAL AND SECURITY RELATED MATTERS

Topics

01 Specific political and security related matters, including regional security issues;

02 Conceptual approaches to arms control, disarmament and on-proliferation including the security of new non-nuclear weapon states and the general problems of security related to nuclear issues;

03 Strengthening the consultative and cooperation process;

04 Practical cooperation with CSCE on security issues. …

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