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NATO decision on moving towards Ukraine's membership to be agreed in few hours – Secretary General

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 10:07

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is confident that the summit communiqué regarding Ukraine's membership, which will be adopted in a few hours, will contain positive language.

Source: Stoltenberg during a public forum, which is taking place simultaneously with the NATO summit in Vilnius, reports the correspondent of European Pravda 

Quote: "You would see the language in a few hours because we are now finalising the communiqué. I said something about the elements I believe will be in there, but it’s for the leaders to finally endorse and agree the communiqué," Stoltenberg said.

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Details: At the same time, he previously recalled that in May, at a meeting of ministers in Oslo, he proposed removing the requirement for the implementation of the Action Plan for Ukraine's membership in the Alliance.

Quote: "Ukraine has come a long way since we made that decision in 2008 that the next step will be a Membership Action Plan. Ukraine is much closer to NATO so I think the time has come to reflect that in NATO decisions," he said.

"I am confident it [the wording of the communiqué – ed.] will be a positive and a strong message on Ukraine and the path forward the membership [in the Alliance –ed.]," Stoltenberg said.

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