Deputy Foreign Minister - Chief of Staff Vadym
Prystaiko paid a visit to the NATO Headquarters
on 22-23 September 2016.
During the visit, Deputy Minister took part in the meeting
of NATO-Ukraine Commission at the ambassadorial level. The issues of deepening
cooperation between Ukraine and NATO on the results of the Warsaw Summit (July
2016), the security situation in the east of Ukraine and the development of
Minsk and Normandy processes were on the meeting's agenda.
As a result of the discussion on strengthening of practical
mutually beneficial cooperation between Ukraine and NATO allies have assured
that their help to our country will be increased in the framework of
approved at the Warsaw Summit a Comprehensive Assistant Package for Ukraine
aimed at strengthening of Ukraine's defense and
reforming of the national defense and security sector
in accordance with Alliance's standards.
Representatives of NATO also confirmed the immutability of
their positions on supporting of the sovereignty, independence and territorial
integrity of Ukraine and non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea,
emphasizing direct responsibility of Russia's military aggression in the
eastern regions of the country. In this context, it was noted the need to
extend sanctions against Russia to fully implement its obligations under the
Minsk agreements. The allies expressed full understanding of the need to ensure
security conditions for early political settlement of the situation in Donbass.
During the visit to the NATO Headquarters V.Prystaiko held bilateral meetings with the NATO Deputy
Secretary General A.Vershbow, Special Representative
of the NATO Secretary General D.Appaturai, Deputy
Assistant NATO Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Dr. J.Shea and on behalf of the Head of NSDC of Ukraine awarded
the Assistant NATO Secretary General for Defence Investment P.Auroy
with honorary award.