Partnership for Peace

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Partnership for Peace (PFP) is a NATO project founded in 1994, aimed at increasing 'the participants ability to act in concert. Through various mechanisms it helps Partner countries prepare to operate jointly with NATO forces'. [1]

Also, 'By assisting participants with reforms, the PFP helps them build a solid democratic environment, maintain political stability and improve security.' There is a 'Partnership for Peace Trust Fund', which 'was established in September 2000 to assist NATO partner countries in the safe destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines and other munitions.', and has '4.2 million USD to destroy over 2 million mines and other munitions in partner countries.'

It is seen as the first step in NATO membership - and three countries have gone on to become full members. Effectively every European country not in NATO is a member - even traditionally neutral countries like Switzerland.





  1. Partnership for Peace, NATO, accessed March 2008.
  2. Signatures, NATO, accessed March 2008.