Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev is currently on the official visit in Sweden. The program of his stay promises to be diverse.
In Stockholm, Dzhemilev was met by Ukrainian Ambassador Igor Sagach who conducted a brief excursion of the Swedien’s capital, as well as told about the Ukrainian-Swedish relations and the situation in the country.
During lunch, Mustafa Dzhemilev discussed with the Ambassadors of the Eastern Europe and Asia the situation in Crimea and the possibility of providing assistance to Ukraine by Sweden.
The leader of the Crimean Tatar people also visited the Swedish Parliament, where he met with former Prime Minister Carl Bildt and Diana Janse, Senior Adviser in Foreign Policy to the Moderate Party of Sweden.
The politicians discussed an aggravating situation in annexed Crimea, in particular strengthening the repressions against the Crimean Tatar people and the role of the European political institutions and the Ukrainian government in tackling this problem.
Mustafa Dzhemilev’s visit to Sweden was arranged with the assistance of non-governmental organizations "Young Ukrainians in Sweden" and "Union of Ukrainians in Scandinavia."
In the course of the meeting, the leader of the Crimean Tatars also met with the Ukrainian Diaspora. The latter asked him a lot of questions, in particular, about the current situation in Crimea, as well as expressed their admiration for the resistance of the Crimean Tatar people. The participants were aslo interested in the differences between the Crimean Tatars and Kazan Tatars. Dzhemilev answered all the questions, and later watched the movie "A struggle for home. The Crimean Tatars.”
During the trip, Mustafa Dzhemilev gave an interview to one of Sweden's leading publications "Dagens Nyuheter." The interview and photo shoot was held at the Ukraine's Embassy.
Mustafa Dzhemilev also plans to visit the "Eurovision-2016" in order to support Jamala, the Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin, who represents Ukraine at the contest this year.