Thursday, June 2 2016 20:21 EEST
NATO-Ukraine Workshop on Defence Industry Development took place in Lviv on 1 June
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The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Ukroboronprom, with the support of the Defence Investment Division at NATO Headquarters and the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine.

Representatives of defence industry enterprises from several Allied countries came to Lviv to discuss the transformation plans for Ukraine’s defence industry and opportunities for multinational cooperation in developing defence capabilities.

It is the first in a series of workshops aimed at facilitating links between Ukrainian and Allied defence industries, as well as providing Ukraine with expertise on achieving NATO standards in this area.

NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine shared on Facebook:

'Adressing the participants during the opening session, the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine and Director of the NATO Liaison Office, Alexander Vinnikov, highlighted that defence-technical co-operation is likely to be included in the Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine that is expected to be the key deliverable for the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission during NATO's upcoming Warsaw Summit. He welcomed frank discussion and exchange of ideas, which can help Allies gain a better understanding of Ukraine’s capabilities and goals in order to evaluate the practical assistance the Alliance can offer.The NATO Liaison Office's senior adviser on logistics and standardisation, Miroslav Pelikan - who works closely with the MoD, Ukroboronprom, and other Ukrainian stakeholders - moderated one of the workshop sessions.'

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