Ukraine shall be a reliable partner for NATO - Yushchenko

16:15, 31 January 2008
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President greets NATO-Ukraine working group

Group on Civil and Democratic Control of the Intelligence Sector 6th  meeting which is being held currently in Kyiv, according to the President`s press-office.

“Ukraine is continuously working on reaching its strategic goal – full integration with European and Euro-Atlantic structures. Reforming whole defense sector and establishing effective civil and democratic control over intelligence sector is a very important part of the process of Euro-Atlantic integration of our country”, - wrote the President in his address.

V. Yushchenko also expressed belief that shortly Ukraine shall reach the best international standards of security and intelligence. That will give the state the opportunity to make more substantial efforts into fighting international terrorism, organized crime, corruption, human, weapons and drugs trafficking. Thus Ukraine shall be a reliable partner for NATO and Alliance’s member states.

Note: NATO-Ukraine Working Group on Civil and Democratic Control of the Intelligence Sector has been established in 2006 for Ukraine to adopt experience of NATO member states in reforming national intelligence sector so that it would meet PACE requirements.

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