The Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva opened the first seating of the National Commission on the Crimean Tatar Language, which was established by the Government in January 2023.
“I would like to emphasize that the support of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people and the restoration of their rights violated as a result of the criminal deportation are essential. The restoration and development of their identity is an important element of Ukraine’s state policy. We laid the foundation for the relevant policy in 2021, when the Law of Ukraine “On Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine” was developed and adopted with our direct participation. Similarly, the “Strategy for the De-occupation and Reintegration of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol” included relevant steps. Therefore, the adoption of the “Strategy for the Development of the Crimean Tatar Language for 2022-2032” was a logical continuation of the state’s consistent policy in this area”, Ms. Tasheva addressed the participants of the meeting.
To recall, the Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva became a co-chair of the National Commission together with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk and Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov.
The advisory body also includes representatives of the involved state bodies, the Mejlis, and linguists from educational institutions.