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Farid Mukhametshin at KazanSummit 2018

Farid Mukhametshin at KazanSummit 2018

The 10th International Economic Summit “Russia — Islamic World: KazanSummit" scheduled between 10-12 May has opened in Kazan.

Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of the State Council, takes part in the event. Before the plenary session, The Parliamentary leader, together with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, visited Russia Halal Expo exhibition.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov welcomed the Summit participants and conveyed the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Tatarstan represents a unique platform for mutual dialoguewith the Muslim community. Being one of the most developed, industrialized and innovative regions of the country, our republichas taken the lead in interacting with Muslim companies and investors".

KazanSummithas brought together representatives from more than 50 countries. Since the previous summit, significant progress has been achieved in relations with partners from Muslim states.Islamic finance sector and halal industry have significantly increased. "Over the past year, there were numerous mutual visits during whichwe reached agreements on jointeconomic projects.The Bulgarian Islamic Academy opened. A working group on the development of halal industry was launched. We are implementing a road map to develop partner banking and the related financial services," the President of the Republic noted.

The key topic of KazanSummit is halal lifestyle. "The aim is to show that halal goods and services are not only forMuslims, but also a sign of high quality. This is one of the fastest growing industries to invest".



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