On December 12, during a business visit to the Italian Republic, the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, met with the representatives of the Association of Culture “Tatars in Italy”.
The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of Tatars, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Tatarstan Vasil Shaykhraziev.
Rustam Minnikhanov warmly greeted his compatriots living in Italy, invited them to a business dialogue.
The meeting turned out to be interesting for the both sides. Zukhra Mazhitova, the head of the “Tatars in Italy” Association of Culture, spoke about the organization’s activities, and her deputy and member of the board of the “Alliance of Tatars of Europe” Venera Abdulkhalikova and member of the association Alsu Gumerova were introduced to some projects. Singers Rafis Khusnutdinov from Venice and Lenar Gaisin from Genoa pleased the audience with native Tatar tunes.
Rustam Minnikhanov presented Zukhra Mazhitova with the gratitude from the President of Tatarstan.
At the end of the meeting, a family photo was taken for memory.
A couple of hours earlier the meeting with the presidents, the members of the Association of Culture “Tatars in Italy” met the Chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of Tatars, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Tatarstan Vasil Shaikhraziev. They discussed general issues of cooperation within the framework of the World Congress of Tatars.
The meetings were also attended by Danis Shakirov, First Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Tatars.