Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has signed a submission to President Volodymyr Zelensky for the appointment of former Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova as Ukraine's ambassador to Switzerland.
This was said by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an interview to Ukrinform.
"Yes, I signed the submission for the appointment of Mrs. Venediktova ambassador to Switzerland," he said.
The head of the Ukrainian diplomacy noted that the idea was born "in the circle of several people - sat, discussed, and such an option was found."
According to Kuleba, the practice of political appointments to diplomatic positions has always been, is and will be in all countries, because an influx of fresh blood, fresh opinions and views is needed.
"The president is always looking out for candidates for priority countries. All of us - Andrei Yermak (head of the Office of the President. - Ed.), myself, Andrei Sibiga (deputy head of the OP. - Ed.) - are constantly looking for people. It is another matter that only one out of ten will be chosen, because the selection process is very thorough, but it is absolutely normal when we bring people into the system from the outside, but certainly with the competencies that will allow them to effectively perform the functions of an ambassador. I believe that Venediktova has these competencies. Her work with international partners in recent months has shown that she can prove herself in the international arena," said the head of the Foreign Ministry.