NATO reaffirms its commitment to Open Door Policy, - Warsaw Summit Communiqué

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirms continuation of its Open Door Policy.

Warsaw Summit Communiqué reads, Censor.NET reports citing NATO's website.

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"We reaffirm our commitment to the Open Door Policy, a founding principle of the Washington Treaty and one of the Alliance's great successes. Euro-Atlantic integration advances democratic values, reform, and respect for the rule of law. The freedom and prosperity of our societies are built on these foundations. Euro-Atlantic integration also provides a path to stability and strengthens collective security," the declaration reads.

NATO is also going to increase assistance to Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova, as well as other partners in Baltic and Black Sea regions.

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"Ukraine is a long-standing and distinctive partner of the Alliance. At our Summit here in Warsaw, we are meeting with President Poroshenko and issuing a joint statement. An independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. We stand firm in our support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and Ukraine's right to decide its own future and foreign policy course free from outside interference, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act. Russia continues to violate Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence," the declaration concluded.

Despite Russia's aggression, NATO remains open to political dialogue with Russia.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n396779