Press-releases of the Embassy

Rustam Minnikhanov: Peace, interethnic and interconfessional concord are most important for Crimea now

On March 5 during his working trip to Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov said that peace, interethnic and interconfessional concord are most important for Crimea now.

Later on the same day First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksei Pesoshin and First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea Rustam Timergaliev signed Agreement on cooperation between Tatarstan and Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Rustam Minnikhanov said that meetings of Tatarstan delegation in Verkhovna Rada and Council of Ministers were held during his working trip to Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

We are going to hold many meetings, with Crimean Tatars as well to discuss economic cooperation. Tatarstan and Crimea have long-term relations in business and tourism spheres.

Crimea is a very attractive region for investors, and we are willing to implement joint projects in different spheres. Tatarstan is one of the most industrially developed regions in Russia today. Our produce is in demand here. We are ready to cooperate in health care industry and sport as well, Rustam Minnikhanov said.

Commenting on the situation with Crimean Tatars, Rustam Minnikhanov noted: They are our brothers, and they have experienced an awful tragedy. We cant stay indifferent to their fate. For sure, I am going to meet with them and discuss the situation.

Tatarstan President's Press Office

05.03.2014