15 Aug 2019 11:44

U.S. didn't reject candidates for post of Ukrainian ambassador - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

KYIV. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The information that the United States has rejected some candidates for the post of the Ukrainian ambassador in Washington is untrue, State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Andriy Zayats said.

"The information that several candidates were proposed for the post of ambassador and were rejected by the U.S. side is untrue," he said in an interview with Interfax.

The diplomat said the process of selecting and approving the candidates for the post of ambassador is very sensitive and the Foreign Ministry uses a thorough approach to the selection of candidates.

Speaking about the visit of the president of Ukraine to the session of the UN General Assembly, Zayats said Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, is making preparations for it.

Simultaneously, work is underway to prepare the president's visit to the United States, he said.

"I can assure you that the visit is being organized despite the fact that Ambassador [Valeriy] Chaly has already been dismissed from his post," the diplomat said, adding that preparations are being made both by the ministry administration and the embassy in Washington.

"The embassy in Washington has many employees, very experienced professionals are working there. Besides, there are people in the ministry administration, for example, in the America department, and also the deputy minister in charge, who have the necessary knowledge on bilateral issues," Zayats said.