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MFA took note concernedly of the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the new Law on Education

Type: 
Press release
Date: 
09/07/17

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took note concernedly by the form adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 5 September 2017 of the new Law on Education, in particular Article 7 thereof, which concerns education in the languages of national minorities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalls that, according to the provisions of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, States undertake to recognize the right of any person belonging to a national minority to learn their mother tongue. The necessity of compliance with the international norms in the field has been permanently signaled by the Romanian side in the dialogue with the Ukrainian side on the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to the Romanian national minority in Ukraine.

In this respect, the topic of native language education for Romanian ethnicity in Ukraine will be on the agenda of Secretary of State, Victor Micula, who will travel to Kiev next week to discuss about the Romanian minority in Ukraine.

We express our expectation that the rights of the persons belonging to the Romanian minority in Ukraine will be preserved and we underline the constant concern of the Romanian authorities over this issue.