President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko have turned to Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Nicolas Sarkozy with a request to support the positive decision of the Alliance on Ukraine’s bid to join the NATO MAP.

According to the President`s press-office, Victor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko also expressed a hope that NATO member countries will make a positive decision on inviting Ukraine to join MAP at the NATO Summit in Bucharest. They said in this in their letter to NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.