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Government approves 2020 Ukraine-NATO annual programme

Government approves 2020 Ukraine-NATO annual programme
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The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the 2020 Ukraine-NATO annual programme, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk’s press service has reported.

“The annual national programme foresees security and defence reforms as well as democratic transformations in the state. In terms of its content and principles, it is as close to the NATO membership action plan as possible and has the same structure,” a post in Honcharuk’s Telegram account reads.

It notes that for the first time ever, the programme was developed using the results-based management methods. “These methods are used to prepare similar strategic documents by NATO member states, the World Bank and the UN,” the press service said.

The programme is yet to be signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In December 2019, the Ukrainian parliament called on NATO member states to speed up the granting of the NATO membership action plan to Ukraine.

In February 2019, MPs included a clause on Ukraine’s course for EU and NATO membership in the constitution.

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