Rustam Minnikhanov: “Cooperation with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is very useful for Tatarstan”
16 March 2013, Saturday
At a meeting with Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov said: “The Republic of Tatarstan is intensively cooperating with a number of OIC branches and is willing to develop mutually beneficial relations.” The meeting took place in Jeddah during the visit of Tatarstan delegation to Saudi Arabia.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu welcomed Rustam Minnikhanov at OIC headquarters and thanked him for the visit. He told about forthcoming events to be held by the organisation that may be interesting for republic. In particular, OIC Secretary General invited Rustam Minnikhanov to agro-industrial forum where Tatarstan could present investment opportunities of agricultural sector. Besides, OIC is ready to render support in promoting Bolgar and Sviyazhsk for inclusion in UNESCO world heritage list. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu offered Rustam Minnikhanov to establish cooperation in scientific and educational spheres.
Rustam Minnikhanov thanked Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu for holding events under the auspices of OIC in Tatarstan.
Speaking about prospects of cooperation between Tatarstan and Islamic countries in agricultural industry, Rustam Minnikhanov confirmed intentions of republican leadership to participate in different agricultural exhibitions and forums.
According to Rustam Minnikhanov, organisation of hadj and manufacturing of halal production are important but not developed spheres in Russia. He hopes for OIC assistance in settling these issues.
On February 3, in the Kazan Sports Palace «Sport Saray», Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin, the President of the Continental Hockey League Alexey Morozov and representatives of the clergy took part in the opening ceremony of the 3rd All-Russian Ice Hockey Tournament «The Cup of Friendship – Duslyk».
On 31 January RF Presidential Commissioner for the Rights of Children Maria Lvova- Belova, who came on a working trip to Kazan, took part in an inter-departmental meeting on protection of rights and legal interests of children held in the Tatarstan Government house with participation of the regional Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Protection Elmira Zaripova, children’s rights Ombudsman of the republic Irina Volynets and the member of the Russian State Duma Tatyana Larionova.
On 31 January, speaking at a regular meeting of the Tatneftekhiminvest Holding Board held by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov with participation of the regional Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin, the Director General of the holding Rafinat Yarullin reported about results of work of oil, gas and chemical enterprises of the republic in 2022.
On January 26, the State Council of Tatarstan supported the appeal of the Government of the republic on the establishment of a pilot legal regime in the sphere of digital innovations for the operation of unmanned aerial systems in Innopolis.