The candidate for the post of head of Ukraine's mission to NATO has been approved, and the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is working on his business trip to Brussels. This was announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, as Radio Svoboda reports.
Kuleba noted that the President's Office "did not slow down this issue."
"This story went on for a long time because there was a certain personal human factor. There were different candidates who tried to take this position, but, in my opinion and in the president's opinion, they did not meet these requirements, so they also had to be "moved away" from this prospects. But I can absolutely assure that neither the Foreign Ministry nor the President of Ukraine in any way hindered this process. We need an ambassador to NATO, I am very unhappy that it took so long, but now we are moving forward as quickly as possible to the appointment, " Kuleba said.
Meanwhile, the US Department of State believes that Ukraine has the opportunity to become a NATO member, and the administration of President Joe Biden is doing everything to keep the door of the alliance open. This was stated by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker at a briefing.
"The Biden administration remains to – committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains open to aspirants when they’re ready and able to meet the commitments and obligations," the State Department official said, commenting on the prospects for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.