KYIV (QHA) -

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he will sign a key trade and economic relations portion of a crucial EU pact in Brussels on June 27.


Poroshenko made the announcement on June 19, while introducing the new foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, to the ministry staff.

The parliament on June 19 endorsed Poroshenko's nominations for foreign minister, central bank chief, and prosecutor-general, with each of the candidates winning more than two-thirds of parliament's votes.

Pavlo Klimkin, until now ambassador to Germany, was approved as foreign minister, Valeriya Hontareva, an investment banker, approved new head of the central bank, and Vitaliy Yarema, currently first deputy prime minister, became prosecutor-general.

Presenting Yarema's nomination, Poroshenko said he would a key figure in the fight against corruption in the country.

QHA