Ukraine's Poroshenko proposes envoy to Germany as foreign minister

KIEV Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:27am EDT

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko takes part in a meeting of the Security Council in Kiev June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko takes part in a meeting of the Security Council in Kiev June 16, 2014.

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday nominated Pavlo Klimkin, currently ambassador to Germany, as his candidate for foreign minister, the parliamentary website said.

Klimkin, 47, who will replace Andriy Deshchytsia if parliament supports the nomination, is an experienced pro-European diplomat who has played a big part in talks on a political association agreement with the European Union.

(Writing By Richard Balmforth; editing by Jason Neely)

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