Romania, Bucharest, 3 April /corr. Trend Y.Aliyev / There is no consensus at the NATO Bucharest summit on presenting NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine and Georgia. "Most probably both the countries will not receive invitation on MAP," the Press Secretary James Appaturay briefed the media in Bucharest on 3 April.
Today, the NATO summit in Romania discussed the issue of providing status within MAP to the post-Soviet countries Ukraine and Georgia. Already before the summit, Russia, France, Germany, Belgium and several other countries protested against it.
During the discussions, the alliance member-countries came to a unanimous conclusion to maintain NATO doors open, Appaturay said. According to him, the alliance member-countries are sure that presenting MAP to the candidates does not mean membership to NATO and the countries who are not members to NATO can not protest against it.
Russia's representative to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, reported to RIA Novosti on 3 April that the NATO summit decided to postpone presenting MAP to Ukraine and Georgia. According to him, the summit's official statement on Ukraine and Georgia has not been announced yet, but the document is being devised.
On 2 April, the NATO summit started in Bucharest and will be held till 4th April. The summit is attended by all 26 State and Government Heads of the member-countries, as well as the State and Government Heads of alliance partner-countries.
Albania and Croatia are expected to be admitted to the membership to NATO at the high summit.
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