We are developing work with experts to support reforms

As part of establishing ties and developing partnerships in the field of security and defense, we held a working meeting with representatives of the Canadian expert project PROTECT and the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine.
For my part, I informed foreign partners on the scope of activities, issues and subjects of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Defense Industry and Technical Modernization in particular. I stressed the need and importance of attracting high-quality external expertise to support reforms and move closer to Euro-Atlantic standards.
Gregory Nette, Deputy Canadian Defense Attaché to Ukraine, briefed us on the role and place of the Government of Canada in the structure of Ukraine's international support.
Managers of the Canadian PROTECT project Mariam Simonova and Dmitry Krylov spoke about the idea, purpose and ways to implement this project and outlined the potential prospects for future partnership activities in the framework of providing expert support.
Michael McCarthy, a representative of the expert advisory group, spoke about the current results of the PROTECT project's cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces, in particular on improving the planning and coordination of reforms in the security and defense sector.
As a result of the meeting, it was agreed to develop cooperation with foreign partners in order to further implement Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations in general and defense reform in accordance with NATO standards in particular.