The North Atlantic Council made an official visit to Ukraine on October 30 and 31st of 2019. The visit began in Odessa, where the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Dmytro Kuleba and the Minister of Defense, Andriy Zaharodniuk, received the Council. The Permament Representatives also visited the “NATO Two Permanent Countermeasures Group” (SNMCMG2), currently in mission in the Black Sea.
On the second day, the Council traveled to Kiev, where a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission took place, in the presence of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. During the morning period, the Council also met with the President of the Ukrainian Parliament, as well as with the Heads of the Parliamentary Factions. The visit ended with a lunch organized by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
In official remarks, NATO Secretary General pointed out that: “We will work together to improve and adapt our distinctive partnership under the NATO-Ukraine Commission, which will contribute to building a stable, peaceful and undivided Europe. An independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is fundamental to Euro- Atlantic security."