Individual Partnership Action Plan

NATO Partnership for Peace Enlargement of NATO

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Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAP) are plans developed between NATO and different countries which outline the objectives and the communication framework for dialogue and cooperation between both parties. NATO launched the IPAPs initiative at the 2002 Prague Summit.


Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAPs) are in implementation with the following countries:[1]

Armenia,[3][4] Azerbaijan,[5] Kazakhstan,[6] Moldova[7] and Serbia[8][9] have stated they have no current intention to join NATO, but all of them participate in NATO's Partnership for Peace program. Georgia and Ukraine are currently undergoing Intensified Dialogue for NATO membership[10] while Bosnia and Herzegovina[11] has a Membership Action Plan and is actively working towards joining NATO.

Ukraine's relationship with NATO is governed by the NATO–Ukraine Action Plan, adopted on 22 November 2002.[12][13] In April 2005, Ukraine entered into Intensified Dialogue with NATO,[14] and during the 2008 Bucharest summit NATO declared that Ukraine could become a member of NATO when it wants to join and meets the criteria for accession.[15] However, by 2010 Ukraine had announced that it no longer had NATO membership as a goal under the foreign policy of new President Viktor Yanukovych.[16][17] Following months of Euromaidan street protests that began because of his refusal to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union in favor of deals from Russia, President Yanukovych was overthrown. In response to Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine and the alleged deployment of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil, the Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announced his intentions to resume the bid for NATO integration in August 2014,[18] and in December 2014, Ukraine's parliament voted to drop non-aligned status that was passed in 2010.[19]

Montenegro had an IPAP with NATO from June 2008 until it acceded to NATO on 5 June 2017.

See also


  1. ^ "Individual Partnership Action Plans". NATO. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  2. ^ "NATO's relations with Serbia". NATO. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ "NATO's relations with Armenia". NATO. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Sargsyan: Armenia joining NATO is "not on the agenda"". Euronews interview. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  5. ^ What hampers Azerbaijan to join NATO?, (June 15, 2011)
  6. ^ "Kazakhstan, NATO, and Russia". 10 July 2000. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Moldova's acting president denies that Moldova plans to leave CIS, enter NATO". Kyiv Post. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  8. ^ "NATO's relations with Serbia". NATO. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Serbia joins with NATO to target surplus munitions". 7 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  10. ^ Press Release (2011) 145, NATO (December 7, 2011)
  11. ^ Bosnia-Herzegovina applies for NATO membership, RIA Novosti website group (Oktober 2, 2009)
  12. ^ "NATO-Ukraine Action Plan". NATO. 22 November 2002. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  13. ^ "NATO's relations with Ukraine". NATO. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  14. ^ "NATO launches 'Intensified Dialogue' with Ukraine". NATO. 20 April 2005.
  15. ^ "NATO confirms readiness for Ukraine's joining organization". 13 April 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  16. ^ "Yanukovich vows to keep Ukraine out of NATO". 7 January 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Ukraine drops NATO membership bid". EUobserver. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
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  19. ^ "Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status". BBC News. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.