Stoltenberg expects no decision at NATO Summit on Ukraine joining EOP
Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, does not expect the NATO Summit this week will decide on Ukraine joining the Enhanced Opportunities Programme (EOP).
Speaking at the NATO Engages security conference held in Brussels under the auspices of the Alliance summit, responding to a question by Ukraine MP Hanna Hopko, he said he did not expect that NATO would decide on the EOP during this summit, adding that the Allies would reiterate strong support for Ukraine.
Stoltenberg has noted NATO has many tools for developing partnership with Ukraine, such as the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Annual National Programs, comprehensive assistance package, trust funds, etc. Therefore, according to the NATO chief, the parties should focus on the aspects mentioned.
Also, Stoltenberg said it was necessary to achieve the greatest possible results based on the existing framework of relations and help Ukraine focus on reforms and modernization of institutions in the field of security and defense.