The ministers of foreign affairs of the NATO countries confirmed the decisions adopted in 2008 at the Bucharest summit. At the time, NATO members announced that Georgia and Ukraine would become NATO members, but did not provide them with a Membership Action Plan (MAP).
14 years later, in the same place, in Bucharest, the heads of foreign affairs of NATO countries confirmed the open door policy.
"Recalling that the Western Balkans and Black Sea regions are of strategic importance to the Alliance, we welcome our meeting with the foreign ministers of NATO partner countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, while NATO increases its targeted support for strengthening ethical foundations and stability, development of potential and defense of their political independence. We are firmly committed to the Alliance's open door policy. We confirm the decisions we made in 2008 at the summit meeting in Bucharest, and all subsequent decisions regarding Georgia and Ukraine," said the statement adopted as a result of the ministry.
NATO also stated that they will continue and increase further political and practical support for Ukraine, "which continues to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as our shared values from Russian aggression." Support will continue "as long as necessary," the statement said.