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 Poroshenko signs National Intelligence Program, - NSDC

The National Intelligence Program, outlining the development of Ukraine's intelligence agencies, was signed by President Petro Poroshenko a few days ago.

NSDC Deputy Secretary Oleksandr Lytvynenko said Wednesday at the II International Conference "Security Sector Governance: The Role of Democratic Institutions & International Best Practices" organized by Razumkov Center, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrinform.

"The development of intelligence agencies is mainly aimed at strengthening our intelligence capabilities, based on their adjustment and smooth functioning, coordinating their work by the Presidential Joint Intelligence Committee or another agency set up on its basis as a coordination and not a consultative body, which it is now, as well as strengthening the cooperation with partner intelligence services of NATO member states.

"The intelligence development tasks are more extensively defined in the National Intelligence Program adopted and signed by the president of Ukraine a few days ago," Lytvynenko said.

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On March 16, the president of Ukraine enacted the National Security and Defense Council decision on the Security and Defense Sector Development Concept, adopted on March 4, 2016.

The document, in particular, stipulates that the development of intelligence agencies is primarily aimed at reinforcing the intelligence capabilities based on their adjustment, smooth functioning, coordination, and strengthening the cooperation with partner intelligence services of NATO member states.

The Presidential Joint Intelligence Committee was set up to enhance the efficiency of intelligence agencies. As stipulated by the concept, the further development of Ukraine's intelligence agencies will be effected with the help of instruments outlined in the National Intelligence Program.
   
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