Organisation of Islamic Cooperation supports territorial integrity of Ukraine

Mustafa Jemilev met with OIC secretary-general Iyad bin Amin Madani. Photo: QHA
Delegation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar in Saudi Arabia. Photo
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Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad bin Amin Madani has said that 22 organization's country members support Ukraine and its territorial integrity.

Leader of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev met with secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad bin Amin Madani in Jeddah, Saudi Arabiya April 10.

Special focus of the meeting was paid for political situation in Ukraine and Crimea. The sides also discussed the priority directions of international cooperation.

The OIC secretary-general pointed out the possibility and necessity for Ukraine to join the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, adding that the OIC supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

In turn, Crimean Tatar leader stressed that OIC position towards Ukraine is fully consistent with the principles and positions of Crimean Tatars on the issue.

The sides also discussed prospects for creation national schools in Crimea with the support of OIC member countries.

The possibility for Crimean Tatar students to study in universities of the Islamic world was also discussed.

Two weeks before the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed concern about the security and well-being of the Muslim Crimean Tatar community in view of the recent developments in Ukraine, and particularly in Crimea.

Any recurrence of the past suffering of the Crimean Tatars, who were expelled from their homeland in Crimea in the 20th century, should not be allowed, the OIC said in a statement.

To note, earlier Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people adopted an appeal to the Secretary General of the OIC, in which requested for assistance in finding peaceful resolution of Crimean conflict.

Source: QHA

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