R.Minnikhanov: “Today, halal is a way of life and a whole industry”
Tatarstan President’s Press Office
The 13th International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic World: KazanSummit
2022” started today at the Kazan–Expo center, bringing together representatives
of various organizations, public and financial institutions, ambassadors,
politicians, investors and entrepreneurs from 65 countries and 55 regions of
Russia in the capital of Tatarstan. This year, the summit’s central theme is
the economy of shared consumption and the development of the halal industry.
Rustam Minnikhanov opened the forum. The plenary session was attended by
Tatarstan Prime Minister Alexey Pesoshin, Chair of the Tatarstan State Council
Farid Mukhametshin, State Councilor of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev, Mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin, Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Hadrat Samigullin, Russian
Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Chairman of the Halk
Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and
others. The speakers were officials of Sudan, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Uzbekistan
and other countries.
President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Russian
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sent greetings to the summit participants.
the guests and noted that the summit is being held during the celebration of
the 1100th anniversary of adopting Islam by the Volga Bulgaria.
President noted that Russia, where more than 20 million Muslims live, has great
prospects for the halal industry – catering, tourism, medicine, fashion, and IT.
Today, more than 100 companies produce halal products in Tatarstan, of which
about 20 companies are export-oriented.
From May 19 to
21, the summit participants will discuss Islamic finance and partner banking,
youth diplomacy, export development, entrepreneurship and investment.
For reference, on
May 20, Kazan will host a meeting of the Russia – Islamic World Strategic
Vision Group, which is headed by Rustam Minnikhanov having this duty imposed on
him by Russian President. Over 100 delegates from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,
Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Senegal, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia and other countries
will take part in the meeting. They will share the experience of preserving
ethnic and cultural diversity, interethnic and interreligious harmony.