On Monday, September 20, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will leave for the United States, where he will take part in the General Assembly of the United Nations, press secretary of the head of the Ukrainian state Serhiy Nykyforov said.
“It is already official statement that on Monday, the visit of the President of Ukraine to the United States will start. Volodymyr Zelensky will take part in the UN General Assembly, make a speech there, and he will also have a number of bilateral meetings with leaders of other states, with representatives of international organizations, in particular with the UN Secretary General, business representatives, investors and the Ukrainian community in the United States,” Nykyforov said at a briefing on Friday.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky may appoint Ambassador of Ukraine to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko as the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America, the Ukrainian Voice of America service reports.
“At this post [Ukrainian Permanent Representative to the UN], an experienced diplomat Yelchenko repeatedly resolutely maintained Ukraine’s position, often in fierce exchanges of remarks with the Russian delegation during the organization’s meetings,” it said.
Zelensky said during a press marathon on October 10 that he had decided on the candidacy of the ambassador to the United States, but did not say who he had chosen.
“A person has been chosen, this is experienced person, a diplomat, who knows the United States very well. I think he will be appointed in the near future,” Zelensky said then.
Earlier, Valeriy Chaly held the post of ambassador.