Rada ratified the agreement on the status of the Representative office of NATO in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law «On ratification of the Agreement between the government of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization status of the Representation of NATO in Ukraine» (No. 0082).

As the correspondent of UNIAN, for this decision voted 251 MP out of the 336 registered in the session hall.

Yesterday the Parliament twice failed to support this bill because of the lack of MPs in the plenary.

The agreement was signed on 22 September 2015 in Kiev.

As reported, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin at yesterday’s meeting of the Parliament said that for the first time NATO as an international organization opens its representative office in Ukraine, which is an additional evidence of the special partnership between Ukraine and NATO.

According to the Minister, the office will «is actually a full-fledged Embassy and is established on the basis of the Office of communication and Centre of information and documentation of NATO, and the staff shall enjoy all the privileges according to the Vienna Convention.»

Klimkin stressed that through the representative office will coordinate all projects that are taking place in the sphere of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, including the effective development of trust funds, the implementation of memoranda already signed.

He reminded that today there are 7 projects trust funds.

Klimkin stressed that «this is not a technical point, but it is a very important point, which will allow us to gain new momentum in cooperation with the Alliance».

In accordance with the agreement, NATO established a mission, which consists of the NATO liaison Office and the Center for information and documentation of NATO.

The main scientific and expert Department of the Verkhovna Rada noted that the representation should facilitate the strengthening and expansion of Ukraine’s participation in all activities of cooperation with NATO and providing advice to public authorities Ukraine, cooperation with the relevant bodies of NATO in the context of ensuring relevant aspects of Ukraine-NATO cooperation program, etc.




Rada ratified the agreement on the status of the Representative office of NATO in Ukraine 04.02.2016

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