On April 8, on the sidelines of the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov looked around the exhibition and held a number of meetings with representatives of the government and business leaders of the United Arab Emirates, as well as with participants of the forum from other countries. Before the opening of the Forum, Tatarstan President had a brief conversation with Minister of Infrastructure Development of the UAE Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi.
During the conversation, Minnikhanov said that he often pays working visits to the United Arab Emirates and participates with interest in the Dubai Investment Forum and IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. “Last autumn in Dubai, I took part in the Global Islamic Economic Summit. I was given a high honorary award for achievements in the field of Islamic economics,” Tatarstan President said and noted with gratitude that he has good relations and regularly meets the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Minister of Economy of the UAE Sultan Al Mansoori. He also reminded that that last summer in Kazan, a meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Emirates Commission chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was held.
Minnikhanov also met a member of the ruling family of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al-Maktoum, who owns a group of companies focused on infrastructure development, power engineering projects and commodity trading. The companies are actively investing in the countries of Asia and Africa, and are also interested in investing in the economy of Russian regions.
Tatarstan President had in-depth talks with the leadership of the Zamil Group Holding International Investment Company (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Amanat Holdings (the UAE), an investment company in the field of health care and medical education.
Business circles from the UAE are active participants of the International Economic Summit of Russia and the OIC countries - “KazanSummit”. It is expected that a representative delegation from the United Arab Emirates will take part in the next summit to be held in Kazan on April 24-26.