It’s not clear what the mention of half a century ago means, unless it’s an allusion to the then Soviet Union participating in the format, though this will mark the first that Ukraine as an independent nation will do so.
Ukraine will be represented at a meeting of the NATO North Atlantic Council’s Supreme Advisory Committee on Armaments – the Conference of National Armaments Directors for the first time in more than half a century as the Defense Ministry reported citing Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Nosov.
The meeting of the NATO North Atlantic Council Supreme Advisory Committee on Armaments will take on 26 October. It will be headed by the Secretary-General of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.
According to Nosov, Ukraine has previously participated in the meetings of the Conference, but this time it will be involved in the discussion of issues that are exclusively the prerogative of NATO member states: innovations in the military-technical sphere, transformations in interaction with science and the military-industrial complex, and achieving an optimal balance between military needs and budgetary opportunities.
In the Belgian capital, bilateral meetings of the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Nosov with the national directors for armaments of the NATO member states are also planned.
For the first time, Ukraine has been invited to participate in the expanded format of the Conference of National Armaments Directors of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Bilateral meetings of Nosov with the national Armaments Directors of the NATO member states are also planned in Brussels.