Jemilev, Turkish foreign chief discuss idea of setting up Crimean de-occupation group
Presidential envoy for Crimean Tatars' affairs Mustafa Jemilev has discussed with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu the establishment of the special group to deal with the Crimean de-occupation issues at a meeting in Strasbourg.
"At a meeting [the parties] discussed a proposal to set up a special international format of cooperation that will ensure a possibility to work closely for de-occupation of Crimea. On our side we propose to create an international group, which will include countries, signatories of 1994 Budapest Memorandum, along with Turkey, as one of the influential Black Sea states," Jemilev wrote on his Facebook account.
He stressed that Cavusoglu has supported the establishment of the mentioned group. "This issue is to be discussed in detail in February this year during the visit of Ukraine's Foreign Minister to Ankara," presidential envoy said.
The meeting was also attended by Ukraine's MP, member of Ukrainian PACE delegation Heorhiy Lohvynsky and delegate of the Crimean Tatar People Kurultai Rustem Umerov.