NATO Reaffirms Open-Door Policy for Ukraine, Georgia

In February, Ukraine amended its constitution to reflect its strategic course of acquiring full-fledged membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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14.03.2019
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NATO reaffirmed its commitment to welcoming Georgia and Ukraine into the security alliance if they meet all requirements.
“At the Brussels Summit, NATO leaders reconfirmed the 2008 Bucharest Summit decision that Georgia will become a member of the alliance. In light of Ukraine’s restated aspirations for NATO membership, allies also stand by their decisions as taken at the Bucharest Summit and subsequent Summits,” the NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report for 2018 states.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presented the report at NATO headquarters in Brussels today.

While commenting on the prospects of Ukraine getting a Membership Action Plan, Stoltenberg said that Ukraine and NATO already have tools necessary for partnership.

“When it comes to Ukraine, I think we have already in place many different tools. We have the Annual National Program, the NATO-Ukraine Commission, different partnerships, activities. So, we have already in place a lot of tools that can be used to strengthen our partnership and help Ukraine move towards Euro-Atlantic integration,” Stoltenberg said.

On Feb. 7 the Verkhovna Rada passed a law amending Ukraine’s Constitution to reflect its strategic course of acquiring full-fledged membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the law on Feb. 19 and it was adopted Feb. 21.

 

Source Ukrinform
date 14.03.2019
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