Vadym Prystaiko assumes office of Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The experienced diplomat replaces his counterpart and predecessor Pavlo Klimkin
19:30, 29 August 2019


Vadym Prystaiko is now officially the Foreign Minister of Ukraine. Lawmakers upheld his candidacy, having provided 314 votes (226 necessary to pass).

The Ukrainian law foresees that the Foreign Minister's candidacy is filed and promoted by the President of Ukraine.

In May, President Zelensky appointed Prystaiko Deputy Head of Presidential Administration. Soon after that, he offered the Parliament to fire the-then Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin; the MPs refused.

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June 11, the head of the Ukrainian state signed the appeal on firing Klimkin, offering Prystaiko's candidacy instead. Klimkin claimed he took a "political vacation".

On August 29, the Ukrainian Parliament of the 9th convocation gathered on the first working day. The lawmakers already elected Dmytro Razumkov as the Parliamentary Speaker, and approved Oleksiy Honcharuk as Prime Minister of Ukraine. A lot of other issues are yet to be considered and voted for by the end of the first plenary day.

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