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President nominates Vadym Prystayko for foreign minister

The president once against asked MPs to dismiss Klimkin.

President nominates Vadym Prystayko for foreign minister
Vadym Prystayko
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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked parliament to appoint Vadym Prystayko foreign minister, according to his deputy chief of staff Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

"The president has signed a motion to dismiss [Pavlo] Klimkin as foreign minister and nominated Vadym Volodymyrovych Prystayko for foreign minister," he said.

Prystayko has been a deputy head of the presidential administration since 22 May. Earlier, he headed Ukraine's mission to Nato.

In 2014-17, he was a deputy foreign minister and first deputy foreign minister. Before this, he was Ukraine's ambassador to Canada.

Pavlo Klimkin has headed the Foreign Ministry since 19 June 2014. He tendered his resignation on 17 May 2019 but MPs rejected it.

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