Member of Parliament of Ukraine
Borys TARASYUK is a Ukrainian diplomat and politician. Mr. Tarasyuk was twice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in five governments under two Presidents, from 1998 to 2000 and 2005 to 2007. Since 2015, he has been the Vice-President of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly and from 2011 to 2015, he was the Co-President of this Assembly. Minister Tarasyuk has been the Founder and Director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation since 2001, and the Chairman of the Board of the magazine "Euroatlantic". Minister Tarasyuk was the leader of the political party “People's Movement of Ukraine” from 2003 to 2012, and Deputy Head of All-Ukraine Union “Batkivschyna” party since 2013. Minister Tarasyuk has been a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine since 2002, and Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs since 2014. He is the Chair of Inter-factional Group “Ukraine in NATO”, and was Head of the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration from 2002 to 2005, 2006, and 2007 to 2012. Since 1975, Minister Tarasyuk served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, at the Mission to the UN from 1981 to 1986, and served as a member of the Delegation to UN Security Council from 1984 to 1985. He served as Ambassador of Ukraine to the Benelux countries from 1995 to 1998 and was the Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO from 1997 to 1998. In 1992, Minister Tarasyuk received the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.