The first meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the International Economic Forum "Russia - Islamic World: KazanForum" was held in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin. The meeting was attended by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin granted the forum a federal status.
Marat Khusnullin noted that today the strengthening of multilateral relations plays a key role in the socio-economic development of our country. "Russia continues to increase its dialogue with Muslim countries, strengthening our economic and friendly relations. We can confidently say that these ties open up new prospects. We see support from Islamic states, their deep understanding of our position and openness to constructive interaction", said the chairman of the organizing committee.
The deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation stressed that "KazanForum" is rightfully considered a unique platform, it is intended to preserve and strengthen the foundation of the Russian-Islamic dialogue.
Rustam Minnikhanov noted that the development of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and the Islamic world is one of the priorities defined by the country's leadership. The main platform for economic interaction is "KazanForum", first organized in 2009. "We consider this forum as an important part of the big work carried out by the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic world", headed by me on behalf of the president of the country", said the president of Tatarstan.
He informed that a lot of work on developing the business program of the forthcoming forum is being done now. He also drew attention to such organizational points as the prayer before the plenary session, Juma namaz (Friday prayer), provision of prayer rooms and observing the concept of halal. "I am convinced that with joint efforts the upcoming "KazanForum" will be organized at a high level," Rustam Minnikhanov added.
GSV "Russia - Islamic World"
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Based on materials from the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan