Welcome speech of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Dear participants of International Economic Summit of Russia and OIC countries!
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and myself, I welcome you to the KazanSummit 2015.
For the 7th time Kazan gathered together the major international investors, representatives of the government, parliament members of OIC countries, and the elite of global business community. Every year, thanks to the International Economic Summit of Russia and OIC countries, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan for a few days becomes the main economic area of Russia and Islamic countries. We work hard to secure this status for Tatarstan.
International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries aims to show openness and readiness of the Russian Federation to the dialogue on the trade cooperation, foreign direct investment and economic potential of the Russian Federation regions, particularly, the Republic of Tatarstan.
I am sure that KazanSummit 2015 will be significant event in cooperation of Russia and OIC countries. It will raise our cooperation to the higher level.
I wish all the participants a productive and effective work!
President of the Republic of Tatarsan
About KazanSummit 2015
KazanSummit is one of the leading international economic events of the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). First time it was held in 2009. From first day of existence summit has been held under patronage of the President of the Republic Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov. Since 2012 Russian and OIC member countries’ work is strongly supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. KazanSummit 2015 is organized by IBFD fund and supported by the Council of the Federation, the government of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Association of Regional Investment Agencies of Russia Read more…
«We are intending to work actively with authorities of the Arabic countries, in order to restore our economic positions… I see real premises for keeping by Russia its leading positions in Middle East arena, where we always had many friends.»
Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
«Our new strategy in Asia is a natural development of events and thoughtful response to the changing conditions of economic development.»
Dmitry Medvedev, Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation
«International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries aims to show openness and readiness of Russia to dialogue within the development of cooperation in the spheres of trade, foreign direct investment and discussion of Islamic financial system functioning issues.»
Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan
«For the fifth time there was a success of the KazanSummit, caused considerable interest of the business community and investors from Islamic states. Intensified parliamentary component of our contacts with Islamic world»
H.E. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia
«The summit testifies a determination to create a strong platform for economic cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world»
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, Secretary-General of the OIC
«Tatarstan shows high investment opportunities due to political stability and respect for the equal rights of all ethnic groups»
H.E. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Ex-prime minister of Malaysia
«Thanks to the summit, new relations develop between businessmen of Tatarstan and our countries»
H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali , President of the Islamic Development Bank
«It is significant that the active participation of Parliamentarians of OIC countries contributes to the development of legal mechanisms for Islamic finance»
Hameed A.Opeloyeru, OIC General Secretary's Assistant on Economic Matters
«We have all opportunities to attract investment. Russia is comprised of 140 million people with high levels of consumption and education, and rich in natural resources»
Elvira Nabiullina, Head of Central Bank of Russia
«I am confident that the work of this summit aims to benefit all mankind and especially the Republic of Tatarstan. I wish success to this summit!»
H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
«KazanSummit is distinguished from other international forums by its purposeful look for the models of productive cooperation between Russia and the Islamic world»
Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russia
«Islamic banks coming to Russia can benefit from our banking system. There are more than 20 million Muslims in Russia, and it is a significant factor in the development of the banking system in this direction.»
Alexander Torshin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Russia