Activity of NAUCS on Cooperation with NATO

For Ukraine strategic partnership with NATO is an integral part of the European integration course as complementary to the process of internal reforms in the context of the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part.

The political dialogue between Ukraine and NATO provides through bilateral contacts at all levels, including inter-parliamentary dimension. NATO – Ukraine Commission is the main mechanism of the deepening this dialogue role. It was established in 1997 according to the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between the NATO and Ukraine. Since 2009 according to the Declaration to Complement the Charter and under the auspices of NATO–Ukraine Commission the Annual National Programmes of the NATO–Ukraine cooperation (ANP) have been implemented.

To ensure the implementation of provisions of the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, the President of Ukraine signed the Decree on “The Annual National Programmes under the auspices of the NATO–Ukraine Commission” as of December 7, 2016 which approved the Regulations on the Development of Annual National Programmes under the auspices of the NATO–Ukraine Commission and assessment of their implementation.

In addition, the Commission for Euro-Atlantic Integration was established by the Decree of President of Ukraine as of July 8, 2016 No 296/2016 chaired by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

Furthermore, according to the mentioned President’s Decree the Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service Kostiantyn Vashchenko was appointed as the national coordinator of the implementation of the NATO–Ukraine Programme for Professional Development of the Civilian Personnel of the Sector of Security and Defence.