On 22 March 2011 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin paid a working visit to the Headquarters of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels.
During the visit he met with NATO Deputy Secretary General Claudio Bisogniero, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Dirk Brengelmann, Director General of the International Military Staff Jürgen Bornemann, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Civil Emergency Planning Francesca Tardioli and Head of Outreach Countries Section of NATO Public Diplomacy Division Michel Duray.
P.Klimkin took part in the meeting of the NATO Political and Partnerships Committee with Ukraine devoted to the preparation for the NATO–Ukraine Commission meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers to be held in Berlin on 15 April 2011 on the sidelines of the NATO North Atlantic Council meeting.
The Sides highly evaluated the results of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s official visit to Ukraine on 24 February 2011.
At the meeting special attention was paid to preparation of the Annual National Programme for 2011 and our country’s interaction with the Alliance in its implementation.
The Sides exchanged views regarding a wide range of security issues, including the developments in Libya.
The NATO Side highly appreciated Ukraine’s role in maintaining international peace and security as well as confirmed its readiness to assist Ukraine in continuing the large-scale domestic reforms, including in the format of the Annual National Programmes.