The Group of Strategic Vision in cooperation with the Muslim organizations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states, the OIC General Secretariat and the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the OIC have achieved significant results in further strengthening partnerships and deepening economic and humanitarian ties. Nevertheless, the full potential of cooperation has not yet been reached, and there is painstaking work ahead to expand cooperation with partners on a wide range of issues, including within the framework of developing inter-civilization dialogue. In this regard, the further development of the Group's activities will certainly be an important step toward strengthening cooperation on humanitarian issues and will provide access to promising international partnership projects with international Islamic organizations, including youth activities. The statement was made by Deputy Chairman of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic world", Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Farit Mukhametshin at a meeting with ambassadors of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, representatives of federal and regional authorities and heads of religious organizations.
The speaker listed the main events to be held by the Group in 2023. Among them - holding a special meeting of the Group on May 19, 2023, in Kazan with the agenda "Russia - the Islamic world: traditional spiritual and moral values as a basis for interfaith cooperation."
This meeting is designed to be a clear demonstration of promoting the experience of dialogue between religious organizations of Russia and states of the Islamic world and their religious leaders in order to further strengthen cooperation between our common traditional spiritual and moral values, the principles of humanity and brotherhood between religions, cultures and friendship between peoples. The highest Russian and foreign participants are expected to take part in the meeting of the Group.
Within the framework of the International Economic Forum "Russia - Islamic World: KazanForum 2023" held in the Republic of Tatarstan on May 18-20, which received a federal status, a number of activities related to the implementation of the Islamic economy components in Russia based on the experience of the leading Muslim countries of the world are planned. The motto of the KazanForum - "Economy of Trust: Partnership between the Russian Federation and the OIC countries" confirms the unchangeable course of Russia to strengthen relations with the countries of the Islamic world.
In this regard, the following events are planned in the framework of the economic forum:
Course on Islamic finance: SBER together with the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI);
V Russian-Islamic Economic Forum: "Russia - Guarantor of Partnership" dedicated to Islamic finance;
Panel Session "Sber International: International Partnership";
Panel Session "Prospects of Legal Regulation of Partnership Finance in Russia" (Central Bank of Russia, State Duma Office);
Panel Session "Development of Digital Financial Assets Market in Russia" (Central Bank of Russia).
The next meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic world" in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, scheduled for July or September is to be a landmark event. The meeting is being organized to mark the 20th anniversary of Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at the Organization of the Islamic Conference (later Organization of Islamic Cooperation) in 2003 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The historically important speech was the president's bid for Russia to join the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Vladimir Putin stressed at the time: "I am convinced – Russia's participation will not only add to the bright palette of the Organization, it will add new opportunities to its work, it will bring weight and a voice to the large Russian Muslim community. A community that no longer separates itself from the global Muslim community and is ready for a fruitful participation in its spiritual, cultural, and political life".
The vast plan of work of the GSV "Russia - Islamic World" for the current year involves further competition for the Prize of the Chairman of the GSV "Russia - Islamic World" and for the International Prize named after E. M. Primakov.
Already in May the International scientific-practical conference "Interreligious Dialogue: Connection of Times and Nations" will be held within the framework of the International Forum "Theological Heritage of Muslims of Russia".
The Group has always paid special attention to the youth vector of international relations. Thus, in spring Kazan will host:
Forum of Young Diplomats of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member countries;
Forum of Young Entrepreneurs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member countries;
International Summer School "Bulgarian Dialogue of Cultures";
Youth Scientific Congress of Russia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member countries.
In addition, as part of the Group's activities a number of events and activities aimed at developing and strengthening interreligious and interethnic dialogue are being considered, including:
International contest of Quran recitations;
Conference "The Interpretation of the Quran. Modern Aspects"; International forum of Muslim bloggers; Festival of folk art and arts and crafts "Lifestyle – Cultural Code";
XIX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, etc.
GSV "Russia - Islamic world"