Membership Action Plan

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The Membership Action Plan (MAP) is a stage for aspiring members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Action Plan was initiated in in April 1999 to assist countries in their preparations for joining the alliance. Meeting every year, MAP's goal is to provide assistance and advice to aspiring countries on their defense, resource, security, legal, political, and economic aspects.

Currently, three countries are members - Albania, Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Membership to MAP does not prejudge any decision by the Alliance on future membership to the NATO allaince.

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