Parliament appoints Kuleba as Ukraine's foreign minister

Parliament appoints Kuleba as Ukraine's foreign minister

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has appointed Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba as Ukraine's foreign minister.

A total of 288 MPs voted for such a decision at a snap parliament meeting on Wednesday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

Earlier on Wednesday, March 4, President Volodymyr Zelensky tabled in the Verkhovna Rada a draft resolution on Kuleba's appointment as the country's foreign minister.

Pursuant to Article 114 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the defense and foreign ministers are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada on a motion from the president. Other members of the Cabinet of Ministers are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada on a motion from the prime minister.

Kuleba has been Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe since April 2016. In August 2019, he was appointed Ukraine's deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.


On March 4, the parliament appointed Denys Shmyhal the new prime minister of Ukraine and dismissed Oleksiy Honcharuk from this post.

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