President signs law on diplomatic service

President signs law on diplomatic service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on diplomatic service.

The signing ceremony took place outside the building of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to an explanatory note to the law, the document aims at establishing new legal and organizational bases for the functioning of diplomatic service as a special service of the state, which is the professional activity of officials of diplomatic service associated with the implementation of Ukraine's foreign policy, the protection of its national interests in the sphere of international relations, as well as rights and interests of citizens and legal entities of Ukraine abroad.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada approved the law on diplomatic service on April 5.

On April 27, President Poroshenko vetoed the document.

On June 7, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a new version of the law, taking into account the proposals submitted by the President.


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