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03.10.2013 18:41
Today, Kazan hosted the Strategic Forum of the V International Economic Forum of Russia and the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Kazansummit'13. The meeting was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, State Councilor Mintimer Shaimiev, deputy speaker of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov , Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Iksanoglu .
The Mufti of Tatarstan , the chairman of the MRB RT Kamil Hazrat Samigullin also attended the summit. The participants and guests of the anniversary forum, after his greeting, he read the verses of the Holy Quran and offered prayers to the Almighty for the blessing in Arabic and Tatar languages​​.
In 2013 Kazansummit attended by about 600 participants from 40 countries and 16 regions of the Russian Federation.
As the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov have noted, the Islamic world is the keeper of the vast natural , human and spiritual resources.
"The development of Russia's relations with Muslim countries - one of the most important elements of the economic policy of our country", - said the President of Tatarstan.
He also said that Tatarstan has a number of joint projects with the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC ), has been in contact with the central office of the OIC.
According to the President, great potential for the development of economic relations with the countries of the OIC Tatarstan is the implementation of the project "Smart City Kazan", the ceremony of laying the first stone of which was held yesterday.