The North Atlantic Alliance invites Ukraine, along with other partners, to join in the formation of NATO’s Strategic Concept until 2030. The updated concept will provide insight into the Alliance’s policies for the next decade, including cooperation with graduate students.
This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishina, commenting on the results of the visit to Brussels.
“Both in Ukraine and in the Allied capital, there is an understanding that the common challenges facing democracy today need a common response. Grateful involvement of partners in the formation of NATO’s Strategic Concept until 2030. It is important to have a common vision. Ukraine’s proposals for the concept, in particular, will be based on the experience of combating hybrid aggression in the last 7 years. Allies have already said a clear “no” to the aggressor in his ultimatum to join NATO. We hope that the new concept will provide strategic clarity on Ukraine-NATO relations until 2030. We would see a strong commitment to NATO’s open door policy and the strengthening of the Alliance’s eastern flank, “said Olga Stefanishina.
On 31 March 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged an ad hoc expert group, analysis and recommendations that would form the basis for the development of a strategic vision for the Alliance’s development for the next decade.
At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishina, 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 working without mediation to prepare a Strategic Concept for 2030. This document is proposed by the Secretary General to the Head of State and Government of the Alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid in 2022.