Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine - Vadym Prystaiko
Mr Prystaiko was born on 20 February 1970 in the city of Kiliya, Odesa region, Ukraine.
1994 – graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. 1998 – graduated from Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade, Master’s Degree.
1993 – 1994 - IT company “Electronni Visti”, co-founder.
1994 – 1997 - Economist, Head of Division, Deputy Head of the Department of Trade and Economic Relations (Africa, Asia and Pacific Region), Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of Ukraine.
1997 – 2000 - Deputy Head of Division (Asia and Pacific Region), Fifth Territorial Directorate General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
2000 – 2001 - Consul, Consulate General of Ukraine in Sydney, Australia.
2001 – 2002 - Consultant of the Foreign Policy Directorate, Administration of the President of Ukraine.
2002 – 2006 - Political Counselor, Embassy of Ukraine to Canada, Chargé d’affaires of Ukraine to Canada (2003-2004, 2005-2006).
2007 – 2009 - Deputy Director, NATO Directorate General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
2009 – 2012 - Minister-Counselor and DCM, Embassy of Ukraine to the USA.
2012 – 2014 - Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Representative of Ukraine to the International Civil Aviation Organization (IKAO).
2014 – 2017 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Ministry, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
09.2017 – 08.2019 - Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO.
05.2019 – 08.2019 – Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.
29 August 2019 – appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 9thConvocation.
Diplomatic Rank –Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Fluent in English.
Married with two sons.
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