By the end of the year, Ukraine intends to join the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE). Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Ukraine's vice prime minister for European integration said this in Vilnius on Thursday evening; she came to Lithuania with the working visit and negotiated with the Centre's leaders.
The CEO of the Centre, Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas said that the Centre was ready to cooperate with Ukraine in various perspective directions, such as holding joint drills in energy security area, as well as the development and release of joint analytical issues. The official added that the center is ready to host a Ukrainian expert for the exchange in the area of energy security and participation in joint projects.
The NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE) currently operates as a widely recognized international military organization with the aim of providing qualified and appropriate expert advice on questions related to operational energy security.
The mission of the ENSEC COE is to assist Strategic Commands, other NATO bodies, nations, partners, and other civil and military bodies by supporting NATO’s capability development process, mission effectiveness, and interoperability in the near, mid and long terms by providing comprehensive and timely subject matter expertise on all aspects of energy security. The mission includes cost-effective solutions to support military requirements, energy efficiency in the operational field, and interaction with academia and industry.