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  • A Defense Industry Development Strategy will allow Ukraine’s rapprochement with NATO, says Denys Shmyhal
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 14 April 2021 14:16

    On April 14, at its regular session, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a number of strategic documents such as: the National Strategy for Barrier-Free Environment, the Human Development Strategy, the Defense Industry Development Strategy, and the Cross-Border Cooperation Development Program for the years of 2021-2027.

    In particular, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal reminded that the Strategy for Barrier-Free Environment had been developed at the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska and appeared an important document on updating the issue of accessibility and barriers at the level of the top state authorities.

    "Accessibility as a new social norm is a bridge that will further connect Ukraine with progressive European countries, in which the principle of equal rights and opportunities are the cornerstones of all policy decisions," stressed Denys Shmyhal.

    In addition, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of adopting the Strategy for the Defense Industry Development of Ukraine, which sets out the priorities and goals for the development of the defense industry, taking into account current threats.

    "An important focus of this Strategy is product quality management according to NATO standards, corporatization of defense industry enterprises, critical materials import substitution, support for innovation through stimulating economic and financial mechanisms," said Denys Shmyhal, adding that the document had been supported by Ukraine's international partners and undergone a number of discussions with the expert community.

    Apart from that, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Program for the Development of Cross-Border Cooperation for 2021-2027. The Head of Government noted that the document is a continuation of systematic work on regional development, as well as the one strengthening cooperation with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey. "Emphasis will be placed on the implementation of European regulations and conventions, as well as participation in European strategies for the development of the Carpathian and Danube regions," said the Prime Minister.

    The Government also approved the Human Development Strategy. The Prime Minister noted that the document identifies five strategic goals related to the improvement of healthcare, education, social security, inclusion and equal rights.

    A Defense Industry Development Strategy will allow Ukraine’s rapprochement with NATO, says Denys Shmyhal