Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

The Republic of Tatarstan aims to improve its relations with Indonesia as President Rustam Minnikhanov expressed his intention to visit Indonesia at the end of September to meet various economic, trade, industry and tourism stakeholders.

The intention was conveyed to Indonesian Ambassador to Russia, Djauhari Oratmangun, during a visit to the Tatarstan capital city of Kazan on Thursday, the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow said in a media statement sent on Saturday.

Minnikhanov emphasized Tatarstan’s intention to increase tourism cooperation with Indonesia.

Djauhari also met with several ministers, Tatarstan chambers of commerce and industry, as well as delivering a general lecture at the Kazan University.

Officials from both countries agreed that Tatarstan and Indonesia had complementary potential and each country could become an entrance for goods from the other country. Tatarstan could become the entrance for Indonesian products to the central and eastern part of Russia while Indonesia could become the entrance for Tatarstani products in the ASEAN region.

Tatarstan is also the entry point for halal products from other countries, having a Muslim majority and the largest Halal industry in Russia.