Prominent Crimean Tatar Emine Dzheppar to be First Deputy Foreign Minister
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has submitted First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar as candidate for the post of First Deputy Foreign Minister, the press service of the President’s Office reports.
Meeting with the Crimean Tatar community on Monday, May 18, when Ukraine marks the 76 anniversary of the Crimean Tatar people’s deportation by the Soviet regime, Zelensky noted that representatives of the Crimean Tatar people should represent Ukraine at the highest diplomatic level.
“Therefore, the head of state agreed on the candidacy of Emine Dzhaparova for the post of first deputy minister of foreign affairs,” the statement reads.
Emine Dzheppar is a Crimean Tatar journalist. Since April 2016, she held the position of first deputy minister of information policy.
“In this role, I would like to work on Crimea first. One aspect of my activities will be public diplomacy,” said Ms. Dzheppar.
She also stated that her appointment to this post is the clearest promise that Ukraine is ready to increase work on the Crimea.