Romanian President canceled visit to Ukraine because of the law on education

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to him, this will be a strong diplomatic signal
22:32, 21 September 2017

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The President of Romania canceled his visit to Ukraine and the meeting with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman because of the adopted Ukrainian law "On Education", reports Agerpres.

"So, having learned about this law, I canceled my visit to Ukraine. I also canceled the meeting with the chairman of the parliament scheduled at the end of September, thus giving a diplomatic signal. The cancellation of the presidential visit is a very strong signal," he said at a briefing in New York.

Earlier Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin discussed recent Ukrainian law on education with the Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Meleșcanu at the margins of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Klimkin stressed that the law does not limit learning English language or general subjects in Romanian language, instead it creates the necessary prerequisites for the proper studying of Ukrainian language.

"The new law is aimed at creating additional opportunities for self-realization of national minorities representatives, in particular, for obtaining higher education in Ukrainian universities," he said.

As it was reported earlier Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the education that starts the reform in Ukraine. The law provides that the language of the educational process is the state language.

Last week the Hungarian MFA criticized the adopted law on education noting that it violates the rights of the national minorities. Later Hungary complained to the UN and OSCE.

Related: Ministry of Education to cooperate with diplomats on implementation of language part of education law

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