Poroshenko urges Gulf Cooperation Council to pump up efforts to protect rights of Crimean Tatars

19:50, 01 November 2017
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In the course of the official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, according to the presidential administration's press service.

The parties discussed prospective directions of cooperation development between Ukraine and the states of the Arabian Peninsula, the press service reported.

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Petro Poroshenko introduced leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and urged the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to protect more actively the rights of Crimean Tatars in Crimea occupied by Russia.

A specific subject of the talks was also the actual issues of the current political and security situation in the Middle East, including the issues of Qatar, Syria and Yemen.

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Following the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding on the mechanism of consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf was signed.

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