Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration will speak in Melbourne

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration will speak in Melbourne

Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze

Ms Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, will visit Australia as the head of the official Ukrainian delegation supporting the Ukrainian team during the Invictus Games, to be held in Sydney on 20-27 October 2018.

In Melbourne, Ms Klympush-Tsyntsadze will speak on “Ukraine’s Path to the EU and NATO: Challenges and Perspectives” at a public presentation jointly hosted by the EU Centre at RMIT University, the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24 October at 12.00 – 2.00 p.m. in the RMIT Council Chamber, Building 1, Level 2R, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze was appointed to the post of Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration in April of 2016. Ms Klympush-Tsyntsadze is a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, served as a First Deputy Chairperson of the parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and led Ukraine’s Parliamentary Delegation to NATO. Ms Klympush-Tsyntsadze headed the Yalta European Strategy, an independent international network promoting the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and supporting reforms necessary for Ukraine’s European integration. Ms Klympush-Tsyntsadze also worked as Director of the international charity organisation “Open Ukraine Foundation,” as a Radio BBC Ukrainian Service correspondent in the USA and in the Caucasus, as Acting Director of the East-West Institute’s Kyiv Center, and as Project Manager and later Head of the Department of International Relations at the Ukrainian Centre for Independent Political Research (UCIPR). Ms Klympush-Tsyntsadze is co-editor of the book Black Sea Region: Cooperation and Security Building (2003).

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