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Nato/Russia Founding Act

Volume 580: debated on Thursday 19 June 1997

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asked Her Majesty's Government:When the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Co-operation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation comes into effect, and when is it proposed that the first session of the Joint Council will take place.

The NATO/Russia Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Co-operation and Security came into effect on 27 May 1997 with the signature by Heads of Government of members of the Alliance, the Secretary General of NATO, and the President of Russia. The Act provides for the first meeting of the Joint Council to take place within four months of signature. No date has yet been set.