Today, answering the journalists’ questions on “Open House” Day of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister for European and International Integration Hryhoriy Nemyrya stated that “Ukraine hopes for a positive decision on joining of our state to the Membership Action Plan during the NATO Summit in Bucharest on 2-4 April”.

According to the government’s press-office, the Vice Premier stressed that Government had done everything required for this step, including the approval of the Ukraine-NATO 2008 Target Action Plan.

Hryhoriy Nemyrya also stressed that “joining MAP does not mean NATO membership”.

“It is fundamentally important that before joining NATO a national referendum should be held. Today a qualitative, open public discussion in the society is on the agenda,” the Vice Prime Minister disclosed.