Meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipontentiary of Brazil was held in the Office of the Crimea Platform

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta and Head of the Office of the Crimea Platform/Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Tamila Tasheva met at the Office of the Crimea Platform with the participation of co-chairs of the Interfactional Association “Crimea Platform” Vadym Halaychuk and Akhtem Chyyhoz.

The Permanent Representative emphasized that cooperation with Brazil is very important for Ukraine in the context of increasing activity and dialogue with the countries of the Global South. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy also emphasized that global growth and international stability in this century cannot be imagined without relations with representatives of these countries. Tamila Tasheva reminded, in particular, of the importance of supporting the Crimea Platform initiative.

The ambassador noted that relations between Ukraine and Brazil have been going on for 136 years, but it is necessary to strengthen ties by intensifying interparliamentary cooperation. “Nowadays, almost no one in Brazil connects what happened in 2014 with the full-scale aggression now. Therefore, you need to personally go and explain,” said the Ambassador of Brazil and advised to develop cooperation between our countries. He also stated that he was ready to support such visits in every way possible.

Akhtem Chiygoz, co-chair of the Interfactional Association “Crimea Platform” and deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, emphasized the importance of active international activity to isolate Russia: “Of course, it is important for us that this process of isolation continues and that the criminal regime led by Putin does not have the opportunity to build relations with countries such as Brazil. When we liberate Crimea, we invite you. Crimea will remind you of your homeland.”

Vadym Halaychuk, co-chair of the Interfactional Association “Crimea Platform”, supported the Ambassador’s position and promised to make efforts to improve the inter-parliamentary dialogue between Brazil and Ukraine, as this will help to work side by side for the de-occupation of Crimea and future peace.

Tamila Tasheva thanked the Ambassador and the parliamentarians for their visit. She spoke about the Crimea Recovery Strategy after de-occupation developed by the Mission together with its partners and called on Brazil to participate in this, as well as to contribute to the reconstruction of Ukraine in general.