Rustam Minnikhanov and Lithuanian Ambassador to Russia Renatas Norkus discuss increase of trade turnover and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tatarstan and Lithuanian Republic

21 November 2012, Wednesday

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Lithuanian Ambassador to Russia Renatas Norkus have discussed the increase of trade turnover and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tatarstan and Lithuanian Republic. The meeting was held at the Kazan Kremlin.


To the point, the delegation of Lithuanian Republic led by Renatas Norkus is staying in Kazan with a working visit on November 21-22.

Rustam Minnikhanov said that Lithuania and Tatarstan had mutual interests in trade sphere. He told about social and economic situation in republic, realization of major projects such as OAO TANECO, construction of the innovative satellite city “Innopolis”, modernization of the international airport “Kazan” within the framework of preparation for Universiade 2013.

Rustam Minnikhanov also said that Tatarstan and Lithuania should increase trade turnover.

The Tatarstan President positively estimated cooperation between holding company “Ak Bars” and Lithuanian company dealing with training of pilots for the civil aviation.

Lithuanian Ambassador to Russia Renatas Norkus said that he was willing to visit Tatarstan, one of the most intensively developing regions in Russia. He introduced his colleagues and noted that the delegation also consisted of Lithuanian businessmen.

Renatas Norkus noted that quite good results were observed in the sphere of trade turnover between Russia and Lithuania. He also supposed that industry, engineering, agriculture, tourism and logistics may be spheres of concern for realization of joint projects.

He suggested considering opportunities of the trading port in Klaipeda taking into account that the transport corridor “Western Europe – Western China” would pass though the Tatarstan territory.

Renatas Norkus informed that OJSC KAMAZ had made the decision to launch their production in Lithuania. He also said that the Tatar diaspora in Lithuania numbers about 3 thousand people.

Further, Lithuanian businessmen briefly presented their companies.
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