Ukraine’s Annual Target Plan for 2007 has just been published. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed it on 18 June 2007, following approval by the NATO-Ukraine Commission and the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, according to the NATO web site.

The Annual Target Plan sets targets in different areas including internal political issues, foreign and security policy, defence and security sector reform, public information, information security and economic and legal issues. In some areas, the targets are to be met through internal actions by Ukraine and, in others, joint NATO-Ukraine actions have also been agreed.

Meeting these targets will be a step towards achieving the long-term strategic objectives that were identified in the 2002 NATO-Ukraine Action Plan with a view to bringing Ukraine closer to its Euro-Atlantic integration goals.