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Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov meets with Tatars of Uzbekistan

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov meets with Tatars of Uzbekistan

Today, in the conference hall of the Registan Plaza Samarkand hotel (Samarkand, Uzbekistan), a meeting was held between the President of the Republic of Tatarstan R.N. Minnikhanov and representatives of the Tatar public organizations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The meeting was moderated by  Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the National Council of the World Tatars Congress Vasil Shaykhraziev.

On behalf of the Tatar diaspora of the Samarkand region, Chairman of the Samarkand regional cultural center of the Tatars and Bashkirs “Umyrzaya” Ahmed Subkhankulov welcomed members of the government delegation of the Republic of Tatarstan. He noted that this meeting was a landmark event in the life of the Tatars of the Republic of Uzbekistan, since for the first time our compatriots had the opportunity to speak with Rustam Minnikhanov in person. Also, A. Subkhankulov expressed great gratitude to the regional hokimiyat for сomprehensive support.

“Today, in the Samarkand regional cultural center of the Tatars and Bashkirs“ Umyrzaya ”, meetings of the Tatars are held twice a month, where we communicate in our native language and listen to Tatar songs. Our center holds creative evenings dedicated to G. Tukay, M. Jalil. In addition, we organize Tatar Cooking Days. And our national holiday Sabantuy has become truly international, because representatives of various nations take part in it, ”said the speaker.

Sultan Amirov, a member of the Samarkand regional cultural center of the Tatars and Bashkirs “Umyrzaya,” who further emphasized that Samarkand has unique monuments of history, architecture, culture, religious pilgrimage, great tourist potential for hosting leading scholars, writers, poets, religious figures, addressed the audience. compatriots of Tatarstan.

“Considering the leadership of Tatarstan and  high potential among the regions of the Russian Federation, in order to bring the intelligentsia closer to our diaspora, activists, Tatars of Samarkand, we hold  it necessary to increase the exchange of tourist groups for a more in-depth study of the realities,  establishment of mutually beneficial cultural, social, scientific, commercial and other ties,” Sultan Amirov said.

A member of the Samarkand regional cultural center of the Tatars and Bashkirs “Umyrzaya” Nafisa Minullina also expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and requested to conduct master classes of doctors from Tatarstan in Samarkand.

The Chairman of the Board of the Tatar Public Cultural and Educational Center of Tashkent Rishat Nabiullin shared his plans for the coming year, namely: the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Tatar center, the All-Asian Sabantuy and the Tatar Kyzy contest. We remind  that this year Lilia Kamilova from Uzbekistan was awarded the title of winner of the International Tatar Kyzy-2019 Contest.

In turn, Rustam Minnikhanov stressed the growth of trade between Tatarstan and Uzbekistan and expressed gratitude for the preservation of the language and national traditions of the Tatar people.

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