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A new impulse to the Tatarstani-Tajikistani relations

On February 27, in Kazan, a new impulse to the Tatarstani-Tajikistani relations was set by the Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Russia Imomuddin Sattorov.

"Dear Mr. Ambassador, welcome to Tatarstan, to Kazan. We are ready to do everything to ensure that our relations develop effectively and productively. Tatarstan is a developed region, the success of which is in a strong leader and the team that our President Rustam Minnikhanov created. We have a powerful 100-year history, which we respect and cherish, on the one hand, and innovative trends that were set by Rustam Minnikhanov on the other hand. Surely, we would like to form new twin cities to improve trade and economic relations," - Taliya Minullina greeted Imomuddin Sattorov

"Thank you, Miss Taliya! We were pleasantly surprised with the presentation of Tatarstan, which was held in the Agency for us. I came to Tatarstan for the second time. Last year we came with the Prime Minister. Tatarstan is developing dynamically and is the center of innovation in Russia. For some items you produce most of the volume of all Russian products. It is very serious to have such productions in a small republic. Of course, I know that Russian President Vladimir Putin highly appreciates the activity of your President, the whole Tatarstan and always indicates a significant contribution to the economy and development of the country", - the Ambassador noted.

"Our task is to uncover the opportunities and find common ground, where and how to develop trade, investment activities. We have a lot in common in terms of mentality, which undoubtedly creates favourable atmosphere for cooperation", - Imomuddin Sattorov commented.

Taliya Minullina told the guest about the work of the Agency, significant for the Republic events and invited the Ambassador to the International Economic Summit "Russia - Islamic World: KAZANSUMMIT", which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan on April 24-26 on the platform of the Exhibition Center "Kazan Expo".

"We are holding the Summit for the 11th time. In the frames of the event, Russian entities interact in scientific, technical, social, economic, cultural, educational and tourist spheres with OIC countries. In this context, Tajikistan is a great ally and assistant for us, and it would be very interesting for the business delegation of Tajikistan to take an active part in work of this platform. In addition to 50 different events, including plenary sessions, round tables and forums, the summit will host a festival of Muslim cinema, Muslim fashion. The summit is a major event, which is traditionally attended by representatives of more than 50 countries", - Taliya Minullina noticed.

"The summit raises a large number of topics, special attention is paid to Halal lifestyle, Halal industry, not only regarding to food, but also pharmaceuticals, various services, including financial, Halal tourism, restaurant business. In addition, the exhibition Russia Halal Expo is held, where the manufacturers of Halal products are exhibited. Here we would also like to present Tajikistan", - Taliya Minullina added.

The Ambassador, in turn, expressed his desire to take part in the summit's events and identified it a great opportunity for full immersion in the Tatarstan's environment.

The parties discussed the areas for strengthening cooperation and the possibility of establishing joint ventures in the field of metalworking, machine engineering, food industry and set themselves the task to increase trade turnover of the republics.

"Your experience is important and useful for us. I believe, the working visit to Tatarstan, the meeting with the President will give a powerful impetus to our relations", - Imomudin Sattorov concluded.