Poroshenko approves the Annual National Program of Ukraine and NATO cooperation

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree "on approval of the Annual National Program under the auspices of the Ukraine-NATO Commission for 2018", according to the President’s website.

The website message states: “The Annual National Program (ANP-2018) should ensure the accomplishment of the priority tasks of Ukraine's cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as relevant decisions made during the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the level of the heads of state and government on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw (Poland) and other important agreements with NATO.”

It is noted that ANP-2018 is a system-strategic document that defines the priority tasks for 2018 and the medium-term goals to be achieved by 2020.

The document additionally specifies the appropriate practical measures within the policy of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, the reform of the country's defense and security sector in accordance with the standards and recommendations of the Alliance.

The program “is aimed at attracting and using the potential, practical and consultative-advisory assistance of NATO and the member states of the Alliance in order to enhance Ukraine's defense capability in the conditions of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, as well as the implementation of targeted and systematic measures to prepare the country for NATO membership."

Work coordination on the implementation of the Annual National Program is entrusted to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

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