by Volodymyr Petrovych Shkidchenko,
Minister of Defence of Ukraine
at the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
in Defence Ministers session
Dear Mr. Chairman! Ladies and Gentlemen!
The tragic events of 11th September that took place in the United States
have demonstrated the true dimensions of how modern international terrorism
threatens our way of life.
Decisively denouncing terrorism in all its forms Ukraine welcomes the
solidarity of the international community against this global threat.
Ukraine considers it important to be an active participant in this antiterrorist
campaign, and is fully ready to take part in the development of new approaches
to Euro-Atlantic Security System, which, we feel, even closer relations
between Allies and Partners can only help.
I am convinced that our high-level dialogue is an essential part of NATO/EAPC
business, as well as a vital tool in this fight against terrorism.
Many thanks for your attention.