Shaimiev: the Group of Strategic vision Russia-Islamic world laid the foundation for close ties with Arab countries

01 November 2019

The Group of Strategic vision Russia – Islamic world, founded with the participation of former Russian Prime Minister, prominent Soviet and Russian diplomat and Orientalist Yevgeny Primakov and headed by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, has laid a solid foundation for close economic ties with the Arab world, State Counsellor Mintimer Shaimiev said in an interview with "Mir" TV channel.

"Yevgeny Maksimovich [Primakov ] was immensely loved and respected in the Arab world, because he knew history very well, knew languages, his authority was indisputable.  So till now. If the Arab world believes you, then everything is going well, " the politician stressed.

Now, according to Shaimiev, the "successor" of Primakov is the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, who heads the Group.

"We are holding conferences on business and banking with the Arab world here in Kazan, developing economic ties on Halal products. So basically, we have opened these doors for ourselves, " Mintimer Shaimiev said.


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