ArmInfo. Newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Armenia Ivan Kuleba handed over copies of his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. This is stated in the official statement of the Embassy of Ukraine in Armenia.
According to the source, emphasizing the centuries-old traditionally friendly relations between the Ukrainian and Armenian peoples, during the conversation, I. Kuleba and Z. Mnatsakanyan discussed bilateral relations, including the prospects for economic and humanitarian cooperation.
At the same time, the interlocutors discussed the process of implementing the Consultation Plan between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Armenia for 2019-2020. In particular, the need to resume the activities of the joint Armenian-Ukrainian intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation was emphasized.
To recall, before the appointment of Ivan Kuleba, General Piotr Litvin, who was appointed by order of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in June 2018, held the post of Ambassador of Ukraine to the RA. With the advent of Volodymyr Zelensky , Litvin was relieved of his post. Before Litvin, Ukraine had no ambassador in Armenia for almost three years. Petro Poroshenko recalled the previous head of the diplomatic mission of Ivan Kukhta back in July 2015 as a reaction of Ukraine to the official position of Yerevan in the Crimea.
By decree of the new Ukrainian leader in December 2019, Ivan Kuleba was appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Armenia. Prior to this, Kuleba served as Ambassador of Ukraine to Kazakhstan. Kuleba is a career diplomat (born in 1953), a native of Poltava region. From 1997 to 2000 he was the ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt. In 2003-2004, he served as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine. From 2004 to 2009 he was the ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic