Monday, May 26, 2008

Ambassador to US reports on Ukraine's foreign policy priorities

Ukraine's Ambassador to the US Oleh Shamshur delivered a report on the priorities of Ukraine's external policy at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs - one of the leading Jewish analytical centers of Washington, the Ukrainian foreign ministry press service reported.

The ambassador informed about the purposes Ukraine pursues in the international scene, placing a special accent on a strategic significance of integration into the European Union and NATO.

Particularly, he confirmed Ukraine's striving to join the NATO Membership Action Plan in the nearest future, calling it a politically justified move and recognition of considerable experience of Ukraine's participation in the Alliance-supervised operations. He thanked the US for its consistent support of principle for Ukraine's Euroatlantic integration. During a discussion following his speech, the ambassador spoke in detail about Ukraine's position on Mideast settlement and fight with anti-Semitism.