Dietrich Muller: “Siemens considers Tatarstan to be an attractive region for investments”
20 November 2013, Wednesday
On November 20 at his meeting with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov in Kazan President of Siemens, Russia and Central Asia, Vice-President of Siemens AG Mr Dietrich Muller said that the company considers Tatarstan to be an attractive region for investments.
Tatarstan President thanked company’s officials for the visit to Kazan and noted that Germany is one of region’s strategic partners. In particular, trade turnover between Tatarstan and Germany is increasing, 82 companies with participation of German investors are working in the republic.
Tatarstan President reminded that on October 15-17 he visited two German regions and got familiar with its economic potential and prospects.
We are willing to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with Siemens and close partnership relations. Rustam Minnikhanov reminded that in 2012 Tatarstan and Siemens signed an agreement on strengthening strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation.
Mr Dietrich Muller noted high economic potential of Tatarstan. He believes that cooperation will be continued. He also mentioned that cooperation with DAAD is interesting for Tatarstan, and Siemens is willing to cooperate with Tatarstan higher educational institutions as well.
An agreement on cooperation between Siemens and Kazan power engineering university was signed at the end of the meeting.
On July 13, Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Igor Artemyev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the republic Rustam Nigmatullin, Chairman of the Board of Russian Rugby Federation Druzhinin Stanislav and other officials took part in the opening ceremony of the Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Olympic Qualifier Tournament held at the Central Stadium in Kazan.
On July 12, Tatarstan Government together with the Higher School of Urban Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Shukhov Lab announced the second grant contest for students from Tatarstan to study the international master programme of the National Research University Higher School of Economics "The City and Technology: Prototyping Future Cities". The academic leader of the programme is ex-chief architect of Barcelona, head of the Shukhov Lab Vicente Guallart.
On July 4, Acting Prime Minister of the republic Rustam Nigmatullin took part in an event dedicated to laying the foundation stone of a new building and a student residence of the Kazan branch of the Russian State University of Justice.