Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of Foreign Ministers

  • 07 Dec. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 07 Dec. 2016 09:18

(As delivered)

So good morning. Welcome. Good to see you all. I think we are ready to start.

And welcome to this meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. Our meeting is another confirmation of NATO’s unwavering support for Ukraine. At the Warsaw Summit in July, we adopted a Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine. Our meeting today will provide an opportunity to review the implementation of the package and to receive an update about the Ukrainian government’s reform agenda.

We will also discuss the security situation, which remains serious and which hinders progress toward a political settlement to the conflict. NATO Allies continue to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and we support reforms that are essential for a better future for the people of Ukraine.

This concludes my opening comments.

I thank the media for joining us. So we will continue in just a moment when the media leave the room.