President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the North Atlantic Alliance on its 70th anniversary and promised to raise the issue of the Action Plan regarding Ukraine’s membership at the NATO summit in December 2019. This is mentioned in the letter of the head of state to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, which was published by the press service of Ukraine’s mission to NATO, reports Ukrinform.
The President assured that on the eve of the 70th anniversary of NATO he is proud that the partnership with Ukraine has become an important page in the history of the alliance.
According to him, Ukraine highly appreciates the solidarity of the Alliance with Ukraine and the continued support of the country in the face of Russia's aggression.
“As we discussed at the Munich Security Conference, the visit of the North Atlantic Council to Ukraine would send another strong signal that NATO firmly supports Ukraine in political and practical terms. I would also like to assure you that Ukraine remains a reliable partner of NATO in building our common and secure future, "the president added.
He stressed that Ukraine is fully committed to carrying out reforms, in particular, according to the course towards integration into NATO.
"Considering that Ukraine is at the very forefront of the defense of the Euro-Atlantic community, I believe that the allies can use the NATO summit in London this year as a favorable opportunity to start a substantive discussion on updating our partnership, including by giving Ukraine the action plan for NATO membership," the president stressed.
Earlier Poroshenko instructed the Cabinet to conduct a public audit of Ukroboronprom state enterprise before April 16. This is stated in the press service of the president.
It is indicated that on Saturday, March 16, Poroshenko signed a decree, which introduced the decision of the National Security Council to reform the military-industrial complex.
According to the decision, the military-industrial complex will be reviewed. The Cabinet of Ministers is entrusted to conduct the process in the prescribed manner.
The government is also tasked with ensuring the elimination of corruption risks, increasing the level of transparency and strengthening control by the state and the public over the activities of the Ukroboronprom and other state-owned enterprises of the defense industry complex.
The government should take measures to involve representatives of partner countries in the work of the supervisory board of the Ukroboronprom concern.
The Cabinet has been tasked with working out the question of the feasibility of establishing a central executive body to implement the state military-industrial policy and control over Ukroboronprom.
“The Cabinet of Ministers should also organize an audit of the State Concern Ukroboronprom and enterprises - participants of this concern with the involvement of international experts, and inform the public on its results,” the report said.