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  • Ukraine will take part in the shaping of NATO's Strategic Concept until 2030, says Olha Stefanishyna
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 21 January 2022 14:32

    The North Atlantic Alliance has invited Ukraine, along with other partners, to join in shaping NATO's Strategic Concept to 2030. The updated concept will provide insight into the Alliance's policies for the next decade, including cooperation with aspirant countries.

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna told commenting on the results of the visit to Brussels.

    "Both Ukraine’s and the Allied counties’ leadership have an understanding that the common challenges facing democracies today need a joint response. We are grateful for the partners' involvement in shaping NATO's Strategic Concept until 2030. It is important to have a shared vision. Ukraine's proposals to the Concept, in particular, will be based on the experience of countering hybrid aggression over the past 7 years. Allies have already said a clear "no" to the aggressor on his ultimatums on enlarging NATO. We hope that the new Concept will provide strategic clarity on Ukraine-NATO relations until 2030. We would like to see a strong commitment to NATO's open door policy and the strengthening of the Alliance's eastern flank," stressed Olha Stefanishyna.

    Background

    On 31 March 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appointed an ad hoc expert group the analysis and recommendations of which will have to become the basis for developing a position on the Alliance's strategic vision for the next decade.

    At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna, Ukraine joined the process and provided NATO and experts with its proposals, which were taken into account in the final report of the working group.

    NATO is currently beginning the process of elaboration of the Strategic Concept until 2030. The Secretary General will propose this document to the Allied Heads of State and Government at the NATO Summit in Madrid in 2022.