Ukrainian delegation visits Southeast Asia

Ukrainian delegation visits Southeast Asia

The Ukrainian delegation headed by Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva has visited India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

That's according to the Office of the President of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

During the Conference of Ambassadors of Ukraine in 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared the countries of the Global South one of the key strategic priorities of our country.

"The implementation of the strategic course of the President of Ukraine to strengthen cooperation with the countries of this region requires finding those priority topics that can lay the groundwork for long-term and fruitful cooperation and will be important not only for us, but also for the countries we see as our partners," Tasheva said.

During the visit, the Ukrainian delegation focused on establishing cooperation with potential partner organizations in Southeast Asia by promoting the Crimea Platform and raising the issue of politically and religiously motivated persecution in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In total, the members of the Ukrainian delegation held more than 20 substantive talks, including meetings with high-ranking officials of the Republic of Indonesia: the Chairman of the Interparliamentary Cooperation Committee of the People's Representative Council, the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, the Advisor to the Minister of Justice, the Head of the International Relations and Investment Service of the Yogyakarta Special District Government, the Chief Ombudsman, etc.

In addition, meetings were held with members of the executive board of the Nahdlatul Ulama organization, the largest religious organization in the world, the Secretary General of Central Executive Authority of Muhammadiyah, the second largest religious organization in the world, and members of the leading group of the Indonesian Ulema Council.

Tamila Tasheva, along with other members of the delegation, gave four public lectures and met with rectors of major academic centers in the region.

During the talks, representatives of Ukraine informed their interlocutors in detail about human rights violations in the occupied Crimea, which are usually directed specifically against Crimean Tatars, including criminal prosecutions, falsified cases, and criminal verdicts of occupation courts.

Another important topic was the destruction of historical and cultural monuments of the Muslim community by the occupiers.

The parties discussed the establishment of a special international tribunal, as well as the prosecution of all those involved in the commission of war crimes on the occupied Crimean peninsula.

Thanks to the fruitful work of Ukrainian diplomats, Malaysia and Indonesia supported the recently adopted UN resolution demanding that Russia withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine beyond its internationally recognized 1991 borders.

In order to strengthen Ukraine's information presence in the leading media of the respective countries, Tasheva gave interviews to television broadcasters in Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, a photo exhibition to mark the anniversary of the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine was hosted in India, and a demonstration of the film Homeward by Nariman Aliev was held at the French cultural center in Jakarta.

Photo credit: Office of the President of Ukraine

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