Ukraine and NATO Secretariat developing yearly program for integration into the Alliance

Ukraine and NATO allies are developing an annual program to achieve the required standards for the continuation of the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

This was stated by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a joint press conference with Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

The Minister reminded that Ukraine dropped the previously selected non-aligned status.

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"We now have all the tools and forms to ensure our national security ... To go all the way towards Euro-Atlantic integration, we need to implement the reforms. A large part of which, and I would say, most of which are also in line with what we have to do regarding the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU," Klimkin said.

"Today we are working with NATO allies and the Secretariat to test the new yearly national program, where these reforms will be comprehensively represented," Klimkin said.

The Minister added that logic and timelines of the plan's implementation will be agreed upon and Ukraine will consistently implement it.

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"And the achievement of all - and I stress - all the standards necessary for reforming not only the security and defense sector, which has an absolute priority, but all the standards, which should be reached by a democratic country for Euro-Atlantic integration will be our key priority," Klimkin said.

Earlier today, Dec. 23, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on the renouncing the non-aligned status of Ukraine.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n317610