NATO chief to take part in Ukraine’s NSDC meeting, first time in Alliance history

15:24, 07 September 2015
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will participate in the meeting of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine for the first time in history of the Bloc, as well as take part in the official opening ceremony of the NATO-Ukraine joint military exercises to be held from Sep 21 to Sep 25 in Lviv region, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reports.


"I just had a meaningful meeting with NATO Secretary General, as we discussed his visit to Ukraine, which will be significant and symbolic, since he, together with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, will take part in the official opening ceremony of the exercises on protection of civilians. During his visit, for the first time in the history of NATO and Ukraine, he will take part in the meeting of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council on the invitation of the President of Ukraine," the Minister has told the reporters in NATO headquarters on Monday, September 7.

According to him, the date of Stoltenberg's visit will be announced in the coming days.

Klimkin said that the NSDC meeting "will allow us to work out the procedure of the implementation of  our cooperation in reforming Ukraine’s security and defense sectors, bringing them to NATO standards."

"A number of documents will be go through final adoption at the meeting, including a military doctrine and a strategic defense bulletin," the Foreign Minister said.

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