At the press conference in Romania President Viktor Yushchenko stressed that he highly appreciates the decision of the North Atlantic Council and called it historic for Ukrainian state and nation. He also added that the results of the Bucharest Summit to some extent surpassed the Ukrainian side’s expectations as the communiqué agreed by 26 NATO leaders indeed “does foresee Ukraine’s membership in NATO in historical perspective”. President’s press office reports.

President Yushchenko described as very important the fact that all NATO member-countries have approved Ukraine’s application for MAP.

He also informed that according to today’s decision, NATO member-states’ Foreign Ministers were instructed to hold additional consultations in order the question of offering Ukraine and Georgia Membership Action Plan could be reconsidered by December 2008.

President expressed gratitude to all those, who have been rendering partner support to Ukraine. According to him, for Ukraine today’s NATO leaders’ decision was hard to achieve. “But this decision is historic and that is why we have reasons to thank all our partners for demonstrating their devoted efforts regarding Ukraine’s interests,” he said.


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