Working Visit of the Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev.
During the meeting the parties discussed the issues of co-operation between Crimea and Turkey in various fields, investment possibilities in Crimea, development of trade and opening of new transport connections.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Vasily Dzharty expressed his thankfulness to the Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Akhmet Bulent Merich for the interest in Crimea and hope that this acquaintance will develop into practical co-operation, that in its turn will “let us to open new page in our relationships”.
The head of Crimean government Vasily Dzharty also expressed his thankfulness to the government of Turkey for that the Turkish part consider Ukraine as a strategic partner and regard Crimea as quite perspective and attractive region for investments. “We are interested in all those areas that the Crimean government marked out as having priority, in particular, agriculture, tourism, alternative sources of energy, development of gas deposits. That is why, in order to present Crimean potential to Turkish entrepreneurs we planning to carry out the working forum and exhibition “InotexExpoKrym” in Simferopol in autumn this year, where the Crimean and Ukrainian economists will be able to present Turkish businessmen the economic potential and interesting investment projects of the autonomy”, underscored Akhmet Merich.
Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Akhmet Bulent Merich assured that Turkey will further provide assistance to Ukraine in resettlement of the Crimean Tatar people, returning to their native land, underscoring that Crimean Tatars are a strong connecting link between Turkey and Ukraine.
In addition, Akhmet Bulent Merich greeted the decision on allotment of the land plot for construction of Bujuk Jumah Jami (Central Mosque) in Aqmescit (Simferopol) and thanked the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Vasily Dzharty for his personal contribution to solution of this important issue for all Muslims living in Ukraine and Crimea.
The Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev underscored the importance of the quickest solution of some organizing questions that let as to start implementation of a range of projects of humanitarian development of Crimea as soon as possible, including construction of building of Cultural Center of Crimean Tatars in Simferopol, and also finish construction of secondary school in Fontany district in Simferopol and other regions of Crimea.
“Stability is important for me and that people, living here won’t feel infringed in any way. This bacchanalia against the Crimean Tatar people in the territory of Crimea was caused only with one factor – lack of single chain of command. Today there is this chain in our state, headed by the President of Ukraine. And I will promote as much as possible to the internal interethnic peace set in the territory of Crimea”, underscored Vasily Dzharty.
On his part the Ambassador of Turkish Republic to Ukraine thanked Vasily Dzharty and assured that Turkish government is ready to provide assistance in this respect to the Council of Ministers of the autonomy. “So, Agency TIKA works in Turkey that is ready to provide assistance in construction on new school in Bakhchisaray and finishing of construction of one of the schools in Simferopol. In addition, the Agency is ready to assist in construction of the Central Mosque, as well as to provide assistance in entering Khan’s Palace in Bakhchisaray into UNESCO World Heritage List”, stated Akhmet Bulent Merich.
At the same day the working meeting between the Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Vasily Dzharty was held, during which they discussed a range of urgent issues related to resettlement of Crimean Tatars.
Press service of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People