Ukraine should officially declare its desire to get NATO MAP at summit in London, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured the Ukrainian president that the doors of the Alliance are open for Ukraine
15:53, 18 May 2019
Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that at the NATO summit to be held in London in December, Ukraine should officially declare its desire to receive an action plan for membership in the Alliance (MAP). He stated this during a speech at the opening ceremony of the Day of Europe celebration in Kyiv.

"This December at the NATO summit in London, we will be able to officially inform NATO member countries that we insist on a MAP and firmly intend to join this defense and military-political union," said the head of state.

According to Poroshenko, a few days ago he had a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and he clearly reiterated that NATO’s doors are open for Ukraine and in 2023 it  will be able to get the MAP in the Alliance.

Earlier, the President expressed the hope that his successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, will continue the movement of Ukraine to the European Union.

We reported that the decree on hosting of NATO Parliamentary Assembly session in Kyiv in spring 2020 has been released in Holos Ukrainy, the official parliamentary outlet. The decree foresees that the session would take place on May 22-25, 2020.

The bill also envisages that the organizing committee should be set for this purpose; it is supposed to approve the action plan to organize and hold the event within two weeks. Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament will lead this committee.

The respective bill was upheld by 235 votes of Ukrainian MPs (226 necessary to pass) on April 25. Parubiy signed it on May 2.

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