Tatarstan President and the head of Finland to discuss development of cooperation

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Archival photoTatarstan President and the head of Finland to discuss development of cooperation© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on Monday arrived in Finland on a two-day working visit, during which will discuss questions of development of trade-economic relations with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto and representatives of Finnish business circles, the press service of the head of the Russian region.

«In Helsinki, Rustam Minnikhanov will meet with representatives of Finnish business circles, as well as take part in the world famous conference of startups and young entrepreneurs SLUSH. It is also expected bilateral meeting of Tatarstan President with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö,» — said in the message.

It is noted that prospects of development of trade-economic relations between Tatarstan and Finland is planned to be considered during the round table with participation of representatives of the local business community. The expansion of mutual trade turnover will be the main theme of the meeting Minnikhanov with Minister of economy of Finland Mika of Lintila.

At the conference SLUSH, the President of Tatarstan acquainted with the exhibition of innovative solutions and promising startup projects to discuss the options of cooperation with energy company Fortum, said the press service.

In addition, the President of Tatarstan is planning to visit the Museum of contemporary art, Amos Rex, the new Central library in Helsinki and meet with the local Tatar community, is complemented in the message.

In 2017, the foreign trade turnover between Tatarstan and Finland amounted to 560 million dollars, which is 1.5 times above the level of 2016. With more than 97% of this amount comes from exports from Tatarstan. Basically Finland buys the Tatarstan oil products, chemical products and plastic products, from Finland in the Republic received aluminium, household chemicals, vehicles, glass, various equipment.

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