United States, Ukraine sign bilateral partner concept in defense

United States, Ukraine sign bilateral partner concept in defense

749
Ukrinform
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan signed a joint document that provides a framework for the United States and Ukraine to enhance the defense capacity of Ukraine's forces.

The ceremony of signing took place during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in London today.

“As a demonstration of continued U.S. support for Ukraine, Secretary Carter and Minister Poltorak co-signed a bilateral partner concept, a document that provides a framework for the United States and Ukraine to enhance the defense capacity of Ukraine's forces, advance critical Ukrainian defense reforms, improve resource management processes, and boost defense technology cooperation,” reads a report on the Pentagon official website.

The partner concept will build on the strong partnership between the U.S. and Ukraine and will enhance the effectiveness of U.S. security assistance efforts.

The defense chiefs discussed the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Secretary Carter emphasized that the United States remains committed to “the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders”.

The head of the Pentagon also urged the Ukrainian defense minister to remain committed to “the ambitious Ukrainian program of comprehensive defense reforms to make Ukraine's defense enterprise more effective and efficient”.

iy


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua". Materials marked Advertising are published based on the advertising rights.

© 2015-2017 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica
Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-