Ukraine’s Commission for Coordination of Euro-Atlantic Integration has approved the draft adapted Annual National Programme (ANP) for 2024, which defines the criteria for Ukraine's eligibility for NATO membership.
Source: European Pravda with reference to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers
Details: The purpose of the adapted Annual National Programme is to prepare Ukraine for NATO membership, and the ANP has been amended in consideration of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
The draft programme contains five main sections: political and economic, defence and military, resource, security, and legal issues. The political component is consistent with Kyiv's commitments to join the EU, the Cabinet of Ministers said.
"The adapted ANP is as concise and practical as possible, focused on reforms in the security and defence sector. The democratic transformation field has a clear reference to the tasks that Ukraine is carrying out on its way to European integration," said Olha Stefanishyna, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
The government added that the draft adapted ANP will be presented on Wednesday, 29 November at a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council at foreign minister level.
"The implementation of the adapted ANP's goals will be facilitated by technical and advisory support projects as part of NATO's Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine," the Cabinet of Ministers added.
Background: In summer 2023, participants at the NATO Vilnius Summit agreed to remove the Membership Action Plan requirement for Ukraine. At the same time, the Allies made it clear that they would invite Ukraine to join NATO "when the conditions are met". The Annual National Programme (ANP) is a tool for monitoring the reforms that Ukraine is implementing.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier that on Wednesday, Ukraine's allies in the North Atlantic Alliance are to agree on recommendations for the reforms that Ukraine needs to implement to become ready for NATO membership.