President Victor Yushchenko held talks with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov and Deputy Chief of Staff of President’s Secretariat also took part in the meeting, according to the President`s press-office.

During the conversation President and Secretary General discussed Ukraine’s prospects of gaining MAP at December meeting of the North Atlantic Council, development of dialogue and practical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO in strengthening democratic institutions and international security, etc.

Separately sides discussed increasing effectiveness of informing Ukrainian society about the Alliance and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration course.