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Ukraine's Poroshenko proposes envoy to Germany as foreign minister
June 18, 2014 / 9:27 AM / 3 years ago

Ukraine's Poroshenko proposes envoy to Germany as foreign minister

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.

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

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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