Zelenskyy administration to tap serving minister for China ambassador post

29 December 2022, 02:03 PM
The Office of the President is preparing to appoint an ambassador to China (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

The Office of the President is preparing to appoint an ambassador to China (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

The President's Office will likely choose a serving minister as the new ambassador to China, Ukrainian journalist and editor-in-chief of the Glavcom information and analytical website, Viktor Shlinchak, said on Radio NV on Dec. 29.

"The Presidential Office is working on another political appointment,” Shlinchak said.

"And it is a rather serious country – China. By the way, we have had no ambassador there for a year and half (22 months –ed.). Though the President’s Office pledged to do this last December.”

There has been no Ukrainian ambassador to China since Feb. 14, 2021, the day the then-ambassador, Serhiy Kamyshev, died of a heart attack. Kamyshev headed the Ukrainian Embassy in Beijing from 2004 to 2009, and re-assumed his position in October 2019.

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"Agreement was sent and, according to my information, it was received,” Shlinchak commenting, referring to China’s acquiescence to the Zelenskyy administration’s choice of a new ambassador.

“The candidate will be an incumbent minister whose ministry is to be reformatted after the New Year (holidays). He will be sent to China as an ambassador. I know the name, but let's keep it intriguing."

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