June 26, 2013 the Head of Mejlis Mustafa Cemil held a meeting with the Deputy Chancellor of the Prime Minister of Lithuania Remigyus Motuzas in the framework of working visit of the Mejlis delegation in Lithuania.
The meeting was also attended by the First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov, Head of External Relations of the Mejlis Ali Khamsin, a Qurultay delegate, Head of the NGO "Community of Crimean Tatars in Kiev" Aslan OMER KYRYMLY, the Board Chairman of Lithuanian Tatars communities, a representative of Parliament in Lithuania Adas Jakubauskas.
"The representatives of our people easily understand each other, because the fates of the Crimean Tatars and Lithuanian nations have been inseparable for centuries. "Our visit to Lithuania today - it`s a visit to a particle of our people - the Tatars of Lithuania, which are an integral part of the Lithuanian people and loyal defenders of Lithuania"- Mustafa Cemil said, referring to his counterpart Remigyusu Motuzas.
Further, the Head of the Mejlis Mustafa Cemil informed the Deputy Chancellor of the Prime Minister of Lithuania Remigyus Motuzas about current situation of the Crimean Tatar people and the preparation to the International Forum on the restoration of rights of the Crimean Tatar people in their Homeland, its security and guarantees of development in Ukraine.
"We would like to introduce you a list of proposals and initiatives that will significantly change the attitude of the international community to the problem of the Crimean Tatars within the EU. It is also important for us due to the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in November, 2013" - Mustafa Cemil said, presenting the essence of specified offers.
"Indeed, Lithuania will take place in the Presiding Council of the European Union in a few days. You can figuratively say that power of the EU will move to Lithuania for a certain period", - Remigyus Motuzas said and continued - "We understand that any development should be based on the principles of justice and equality. The events of 1944 are very close for us, Lithuanians. Almost every Lithuanian family also has repressed relatives. We have to carefully consider your initiative and I hope that together we can realize them".
At the end of meeting, Mustafa Cemil and Remigyus Motuzas particularized forms of future cooperation between Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the Government of Lithuania.
According to the Mejlis press service