I am not sure what this statement exactly means, but the bottom line is "Nikon intends to cooperate with Adobe" - I guess both companies are trying to ensure the end-user that their products will be compatible in the future:
"Adobe and Nikon are both enthusiastic about the continued innovation of digital imaging technology. Both companies recognize that ongoing advancement in current RAW formats is bringing a new level of control, precision, and quality to the photography community, and we both are excited about helping to foster that innovation.
Adobe is committed to working with Nikon to ensure that our common customers have an excellent experience when using Nikon cameras with Adobe software, and the company is disappointed that there has been confusion about this in the market. Adobe wants to ensure that our common customers get the very best quality from their photos when using our products together.
Nikon has endeavored to develop the RAW image concept for digital photographers through its Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) file, supporting software, and compatible system components. Nikon envisions its role as an innovator, and values its participation within the industry's organizations, so that the future for RAW images will expand in importance and acceptance among the market's photographers.
Nikon believes that the NEF file has provided important image quality through Nikon's pioneering developments. For the future, Nikon intends to cooperate with Adobe and other industry members in order to pursue its objective of providing images with better quality, convenience, and usefulness to end users."