Ukraine's new Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirms commitment to EU & NATO

Newly appointed Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has stated that Ukraine's course in foreign policy remains unchanged, and that it is committed to "continue to move to the EU and NATO".

Kuleba, who has a strong background in international relations, is the former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, and, from August 2019 to March 2020, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, was appointed to his ministerial post by President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 4th of this year.

He outlined his five priorities in office as:

  1. Peace, security and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
  2. Economic diplomacy with a special focus on the attraction of investment in Ukraine and support of the industry.
  3. Public democracy to make the world be fascinated by us and see us not only as the victim of the aggression but as an attractive country, which is full of possibilities.
  4. Every Ukrainian is a drop in the ocean named Ukraine, an integral part of our people. The diplomats should do everything to make every Ukrainian be proud of Homeland, feel its support and protection wherever in the world he/she is.
  5. I will actively encourage foreign Ukrainians not to break ties with Homeland. To motivate everyone who wants to return home. To inspire everyone who is ready to be the lawyer of Ukraine in the country of residence,” the minister wrote.

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