The Ukrainian president stated this during a meeting with the Secretary General of the Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the president’s press reports.
"The President of Ukraine during the meeting represented leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and called on the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to more actively protect the rights of the Crimean Tatars in Russian occupied Crimea," reads the report.
Also, during the meeting, prospective directions for cooperation between Ukraine and the states of the Arabian Peninsula were discussed.
The parties draw particular attention to the current issues of political and security situation in the Middle East, in particular Qatar, Syria and Yemen.
The interlocutors also condemned the terror attack in New York and stressed on the need to unite efforts in the fight against terrorism.
In addition, following the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding on the procedure of consultations between the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine and the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf was signed.
As Ukrinform earlier reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.