Partnership for Peace

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The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) program aimed at creating trust between NATO and other states in Europe and the former Soviet Union; 20 states are members. Partnership for Peace_sentence_0

It was first discussed by the Bulgarian Society Novae, after being proposed as an American initiative at the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Travemünde, Germany, on October 20–21, 1993, and formally launched on January 10–11, 1994 at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium. Partnership for Peace_sentence_1

According to declassified U.S. State Department records, President Bill Clinton characterized the Partnership for Peace as a "track that will lead to NATO membership" and that "does not draw another line dividing Europe a few hundred miles to the east." Partnership for Peace_sentence_2

Activities Partnership for Peace_section_0

NATO builds relationships with partners through military-to-military cooperation on training, exercises, disaster planning and response, science and environmental issues, professionalization, policy planning, and relations with civilian government. Partnership for Peace_sentence_3

Membership Partnership for Peace_section_1

Current members Partnership for Peace_section_2

Former republics of the Soviet Union Partnership for Peace_section_3

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  • Armenia (October 5, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_0
  • Azerbaijan (May 4, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_1
  • Belarus (January 11, 1995)Partnership for Peace_item_0_2
  • Georgia (March 23, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_3
  • Kazakhstan (May 27, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_4
  • Kyrgyzstan (June 1, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_5
  • Moldova (March 16, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_6
  • Russia (June 22, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_7
  • Tajikistan (February 20, 2002)Partnership for Peace_item_0_8
  • Turkmenistan (May 10, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_9
  • Ukraine (February 8, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_10
  • Uzbekistan (July 13, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_0_11

Former republics of Yugoslavia Partnership for Peace_section_4

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European Union members Partnership for Peace_section_5

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  • Austria (February 10, 1995)Partnership for Peace_item_2_14
  • Finland (May 9, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_2_15
  • Ireland (December 1, 1999)Partnership for Peace_item_2_16
  • Malta (joined April 26, 1995; withdrew on October 27, 1996; reactivated its membership on March 20, 2008; this was accepted by NATO on April 3, 2008.)Partnership for Peace_item_2_17
  • Sweden (May 9, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_2_18

European Free Trade Association member Partnership for Peace_section_6

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  • Switzerland (December 11, 1996)Partnership for Peace_item_3_19

Membership history Partnership for Peace_section_7

Fourteen former member states of the PfP (namely Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia), have subsequently joined NATO. Partnership for Peace_sentence_4

On April 26, 1995 Malta became a member of PfP; it left on October 27, 1996 in order to maintain its neutrality. Partnership for Peace_sentence_5

On March 20, 2008 Malta decided to reactivate their PfP membership; this was accepted by NATO at the summit in Bucharest on April 3, 2008. Partnership for Peace_sentence_6

During the NATO summit in Riga on November 29, 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia were invited to join PfP, which they did on December 14, 2006. Partnership for Peace_sentence_7

Aspiring members Partnership for Peace_section_8

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Former members Partnership for Peace_section_9

Countries that became full NATO members on March 12, 1999 Partnership for Peace_section_10

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  • Czech Republic (March 10, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_5_22
  • Hungary (February 8, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_5_23
  • Poland (February 2, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_5_24

Countries that became full NATO members on March 29, 2004 Partnership for Peace_section_11

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  • Bulgaria (February 14, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_25
  • Estonia (February 3, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_26
  • Latvia (February 14, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_27
  • Lithuania (January 27, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_28
  • Romania (January 26, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_29
  • Slovakia (February 9, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_30
  • Slovenia (March 30, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_6_31

Countries that became full NATO members on April 1, 2009 Partnership for Peace_section_12

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  • Albania (February 23, 1994)Partnership for Peace_item_7_32
  • Croatia (May 25, 2000)Partnership for Peace_item_7_33

Country that became full NATO member on June 5, 2017 Partnership for Peace_section_13

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  • Montenegro (December 14, 2006)Partnership for Peace_item_8_34

Country that became full NATO member on March 27, 2020 Partnership for Peace_section_14

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See also Partnership for Peace_section_15

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