Minnikhanov: forum diplomats of the OIC countries to strengthen the relations of Russia and the Islamic world

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in Photobacterium of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Archival photoMinnikhanov: forum diplomats of the OIC countries to strengthen the relations of Russia and the Islamic world© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Forum of young diplomats of the countries of the organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), held in Kazan in the framework of the international economic summit «Russia — Islamic world Forum» promotes the development of friendly relations between Russia and the Islamic world, said the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.

The Tatarstan President on Thursday met with participants of Forum of young diplomats of the OIC countries in Kazan Kremlin.

«Forum of young diplomats of the OIC countries is an effective platform for the development of friendly relations between Russia and the countries of the Islamic world. We are glad to have found a new form of youth work. The forum is held in Bashkortostan for the second time. We would like to thank the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia and personally the Minister Sergei Lavrov for assistance in the organization of this work», — quotes words of the President of Tatarstan’s press service.

Minnikhanov said that the day before in Grozny took place the meeting of the group of strategic vision «Russia — Islamic world», which also contributes to the rapprochement of Russia with the Islamic world. According to Tatarstan President, in the last few years, the organization has livened up its work. «Today we are examining the possibility of increasing the number of our meetings. Instead of one meeting per year will be two: one on the territory of Russia, the second — outside of our country,» he said.

Great potential, according to Minnikhanov, has also the summit «Russia — Islamic world Forum». «I think it’s one of a kind platform in Russia that allows to discuss topical issues of cooperation in Halal market, Islamic banking and business. We can talk about their capabilities, and to learn from the experience, the skills and technologies of our colleagues from Islamic countries,» — said the head of Tatarstan.

First Deputy Chairman of the Council of young diplomats of the MFA of Russia Areg Aghasaryan thanked for the support in organizing the forum, noting that the cooperation between Russia and OIC countries can become a powerful factor in improving the international situation in General.

Forum of young diplomats of the OIC countries is a unique informal discussion platform for active young employees of foreign ministries of the countries in the world with the participation of famous political figures, diplomats, representatives of the authorities. The forum aims to promote the foreign policy interests of Russia to develop bilateral and multilateral economic ties between participating countries, as well as to establish trustful contacts with young colleagues from OIC countries. The first forum was held in the framework of the VIII international economic summit «Russia — Islamic world Forum» in may 2016 in Kazan.

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