1997

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August 14, 2022

Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - 2010s - 2020s - 2030s years - 2040s Years: 1992 – 1993 – 1994 – 1995 – 1996 – 1997 – 1998 – 1999 – 2000 – 2001 – 2002

Events

January

January 1 – Hungarian citizens can buy foreign currency without restrictions (the "tourist allowance" is terminated). January 16–17 - NATO Secretary General Javier Solana - during his visit to Austria - holds talks with Austrian Federal Chancellor Franz Vranitzky. January 17 - Richard Holbrooke is the first recipient of the Manfred Wörner Award, in recognition of his contribution to peace in Yugoslavia. January 19–21 - The first round of negotiations on the NATO-Russia document will be held in Moscow with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov and NATO Secretary General Javier Solana. January 20 - US President Bill Clinton's second term begins. January 21 - Negotiations aimed at revising the 1990 CFE agreement begin in Vienna.

February

February 5-6 - NATO Secretary General Javier Solana holds talks with Turkish President Süleyman Demirel and Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan in Ankara. February 14 - The first Bálin Balassi memorial sword is handed over - on Bálin's Day - at the Gellért Hotel in Buda. Poet Bálint Tóth will receive the European literary prize for the first time. February 18 – US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attends the NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels for the first time, where she proposes the creation of a permanent Russian-NATO brigade. February 23 – The second round of negotiations on the NATO-Russia document will be held with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov and NATO Secretary General Javier Solana. February 28 – The "Postabank panic" breaks out, during which depositors withdrew nearly one-sixth of the financial institution's funds from the bank in two months.

March

March - The demonstration due to the collapse of the pyramid scheme turns into a civil war situation in Albania. March 7 – US Defense Secretary William Cohen's first visit to the NATO headquarters in Brussels. March 9-10 – The third round of negotiations between Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov and NATO Secretary General Javier Solana in Moscow regarding the document establishing the foundations of relations between NATO and Russia. March 11 – WEU conference in Athens, where security issues are discussed in the light of the enlargement of NATO and the European Union. March 16 – EU foreign ministers hold a meeting in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, and discuss EU enlargement, among other issues. March 20-21 - US President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin will meet in Helsinki to discuss the future of NATO-Russian relations.

April

April 2 - In Vilnius, the defense ministers of the Baltic states discuss the possibility of setting up a joint peacekeeping battalion (BALTBAT) and a joint naval squadron (BALTRON). April 15 The deployment of international peacekeepers in the war zones of Albania begins, with the first group of a 6,000-person multinational force led by Italy arriving at Tirana airport. Led by Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov and NATO Secretary General Javier Solana, the fourth round of negotiations on the document establishing the foundations of NATO-Russia relations will be held in Moscow. The WEU member states agree that Turkey and Norway