Today, the delegation of Turkish manufacturing companies visited the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade as part of their working visit to Tatarstan. The meeting was held by Albert Karimov jointly with Chairman of the State Committee of Tatarstan for Tourism Sergey Ivanov and Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of Tatarstan in Turkey Albert Yalyshev.
The cooperation between Tatarstan and Turkey is one of the top priorities in the foreign economic activities of Tatarstan. Tatarstan-Turkish relations are successfully developing in mechanical engineering and production of automotive components, petrochemicals, power engineering, and other fields. Traditionally, one of the priority areas for cooperation between Tatarstan and Turkey is the light industry.
In 2017, the foreign trade turnover between Tatarstan and Turkey amounted to US$ 303.9 million (US$ 73.5 million in Q1 2018).
“The unfailing interest in the development of cooperation is demonstrated by the enterprises of our republics. This is confirmed by continuous visits of officials and business persons from both sides. Your visit also demonstrates the potential for the development of our existing ties. I would like to emphasise that Tatarstan is always open for new projects, and we are prepared to support our partners in implementing them”, the Minister said.