KYIV (QHA) -
The seventh meeting of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars executive committee started in the Ukrainian capital, reports the QHA correspondent.
 
The meeting is attended by Chairman of Congress Refat Chubarov, the members of the Executive Committee of the Congress, the Audit Committee of the Congress and representatives of the Crimean Tatar diasporas in Turkey, Romania, Poland, Latvia and Kyrgyzstan. The meeting was also attended by activists of the Crimean Tatar Youth Committee at WCCT.
 
 
Refat Chubarov has announced the list of issues on the agenda.
 
In particular, the stateof the Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea and public diplomacy strategy of the Crimean Tatars to be discussed today. Also, members of the Executive Committee will discuss the writing of the letter to the new United States administration.
 
 
The member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the Director of the QHA news agency (Crimean News) Gayana Yuksel suggested to include to the stated agenda the issues of recent detention and arrest of Nikolai Polozov as well as detention of the Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and activist Seyran Saliev.
 
 
The proposal was unanimously supported by the members of the Executive Committee.
Congress Chairman Refat Chubarov spoke about the progress made in two months, in particular, related to the international activities of the Mejlis members of the  and projects of the Crimean Tatar activists in the  Ukrainian cultural field.
 

Reference. The World Congress of the Crimean Tatars is the body, bringing together the Crimean Tatars living in their historic homeland, in Crimea, and in the Diasporas (Turkey, Romania, Poland, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Western Europe and Central Asia).
 
The first session of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars attended by 420 delegates from 13 countries was held in Simferopol/Aqmescite on May 9, 2009. Refat Chubarov was then elected Chairman of the meeting.
 
The second meeting, which was attended by 180 members of the Crimean Tatar public organizations from 12 countries, as well as authorized representatives of government circles, public organizations and the media, was held in Ankara on August 1-2, 2015. The meeting then adopted the decision to establish the international public organization the "World Congress of the Crimean Tatars" in order to achieve international support for the national self-government bodies of the Crimean Tatar people. The meeting re-elected Refat Chubarov as the Chairman of the WCCT as well as the members of the Executive Committee of the Congress, which included 21 representatives and members of the Audit Commission.
 
Three meetings of the Executive Committee were held in Romania and Ukraine (in Kyiv and in the village of Chongar, Kherson region), the fourth session was held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on April 11-13, 2016, and the fifth meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee took place in the Turkish city of Eskisehir on July 29 - 31, 2016.

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