Individual Partnership Action Plan

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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.

IPAPs are in implementation with the following countries:[1]

In April 2011 Serbia's request for an IPAP was approved by NATO, and the agreement is currently under negotiations.[2] Serbia submitted a draft IPAP in May 2013.[3]

Armenia,[4][5] Azerbaijan,[6] Kazakhstan,[7] Moldova[8] and Serbia[2][9] have stated they have no current intention to join NATO. Georgia is currently undergoing Intensified Dialogue for NATO membership[10] while Montenegro[11] and Bosnia and Herzegovina[12] have Membership Action Plans and are actively working towards joining NATO.

Ukraine's relationship with NATO is governed by the NATO-Ukraine Action Plan, adopted on 22 November 2002.[13][14] In April 2005, Ukraine entered into Intensified Dialogue with NATO,[15] 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.[16] 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.[17][18] Ukraine's post-Yanukoyvich NATO policy has not yet been addressed, although, since pro-Russian factions have begun uprising, Ukraine has made additional overtures to NATO as it seeks to solidify its borders with Russia.


  1. ^ "Individual Partnership Action Plans". NATO. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "NATO’s relations with Serbia". NATO. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Serbia and NATO, are we at a turning point?". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ "NATO’s relations with Armenia". NATO. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Sargsyan: Armenia joining NATO is "not on the agenda"". Euronews interview. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  6. ^ What hampers Azerbaijan to join NATO?, (June 15, 2011)
  7. ^ "Kazakhstan, NATO, and Russia". 2000-07-10. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Moldova's acting president denies that Moldova plans to leave CIS, enter NATO". Kyiv Post. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  9. ^ "Serbia joins with NATO to target surplus munitions". 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  10. ^ Press Release (2011) 145, NATO (December 7, 2011)
  11. ^ Usaglašavanje III paketa Partnerskih ciljeva 2012, (Januari 26, 2012)
  12. ^ Bosnia-Herzegovina applies for NATO membership, RIA Novosti website group (Oktober 2, 2009)
  13. ^ "NATO-Ukraine Action Plan". NATO. 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  14. ^ "NATO’s relations with Ukraine". NATO. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  15. ^ "NATO launches ‘Intensified Dialogue’ with Ukraine". NATO. 20 April 2005. 
  16. ^ "NATO confirms readiness for Ukraine's joining organization". 13 April 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Yanukovich vows to keep Ukraine out of NATO". 7 January 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ukraine drops NATO membership bid". EUobserver. 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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