The two-day event sought to tighten bilateral efforts in order to achieve deeper mutual understanding and to enhance interoperability between NATO and Ukraine, a key NATO Partner Nation.
JFCBS Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Major General Mark Pullan opened the first day of talks with a message:
Ukraine’s choice to adopt and implement NATO principles and standards will promote greater interoperability between our forces – and these staff talks are a key part of that process.
Throughout the event, leaders reaffirmed the need for continued support to Ukraine, to enable the country to make its own independent choices on foreign and security policy, free from external pressure and coercion. NATO Allies remain committed in their support for the territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty of Ukraine.
We stand in full solidarity with the government and the people of Ukraine in your heroic defence of your country. We reiterate our unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders extending to its territorial waters. We fully support Ukraine’s right to self-defence and to choose its own security arrangements
, said General Pullan.