Partnership for Peace

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January 20, 2022

Partnership for Peace is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) organization that aims to create trust between NATO and other countries in Europe and the republics of the former Soviet Union, consisting of 22 countries. It is an American initiative implemented after a proposal at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Germany on October 20-21, 1993, and officially launched on January 10-11, 1994 at a NATO summit in Brussels.

Current Members

Former Soviet Union Republics

Armenia (October 5, 1994) Azerbaijan (May 4, 1994) Belarus (January 11, 1995) Georgia (March 23, 1994) Kazakhstan (May 27, 1994) Kyrgyzstan (June 1, 1994) Moldova (March 16, 1994) Russia (June 22, 1994) Tajikistan (February 20, 2002) Turkmenistan (May 10, 1994) Ukraine (February 8, 1994) Uzbekistan (July 13, 1994)

Former Yugoslavian Countries

Bosnia and Herzegovina (December 14, 2006) Republic of Macedonia (November 15, 1995) Montenegro (December 14, 2006) Serbia (December 14, 2006)

EU members

Austria (February 10, 1995) Finland (May 9, 1994) Ireland (December 1, 1999) Malta (accepted on 26 April 1995, withdrew on 27 October 1996, decided to reactivate its membership on 20 March 2008 and its request was accepted by NATO at a summit in Bucharest on 3 April 2008. Sweden (May 9, 1994)

Other

Switzerland (December 11, 1996)

Candidates to join

Cyprus is the only EU country that has not joined, with Turkey refusing to participate until the conflict with Northern Cyprus is resolved.

Former members

Countries that became full members of NATO on March 12, 1999

Czech Republic (March 10, 1994) Hungary (February 8, 1994) Poland (February 2, 1994)

Countries that became full members of NATO on March 29, 2004

Bulgaria (February 14, 1994) Estonia (February 3, 1994) Latvia (February 14, 1994) Lithuania (February 27, 1994) Romania (January 26, 1994) Slovakia (February 9, 1994) Slovenia (March 30, 1994)

Countries that became full members of NATO on April 1, 2009

Albania (February 23, 1994) Croatia (May 25, 2000)

See also

Guam Democratic and Economic Development Organization Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization Democratic Choice Association Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

References

External links

NATO Issues: The Partnership for Peace Signatures of Partnership for Peace Framework Document Partnership for Peace Information Management System (PIMS) 1990s gate NATO portal International Relations Portal

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