Andri Veselovsky is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Social and Economic Studies and an adviser to Ms. Hanna Hopko, Chairperson of the Committee for Foreign Affairs in the Parliament of Ukraine. He started his career as a journalist and lecturer, and from 1986 worked for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dealing with regional and European affairs, information policy and civil society. He was a minister-councilor in the Ukrainian Embassy in Ottawa and has been posted as an Ambassador to Egypt, Kenya and Sudan (with residence in Cairo), and the European Union. From 2005 to 2008 Mr.Veselovsky was Deputy Minister at the MFA of Ukraine. He is familiar with the activity of regional fora and formats, in particular as Ukraine’s National coordinator of the CEI, National coordinator of GUAM and as the political representative in the negotiations on the Transnistrian settlement (5+2 format).