On behalf of the Republic of Tatarstan, I cordially welcome the delegates of the Third Congress of the Tatar Alliance of Europe.
Business relations have been established between the Republic of Tatarstan and many European countries. In recent years, this cooperation has reached a new qualitative level. It is gratifying that our ties today serve not only development of the economy, but also implementation of many socio-cultural projects. Organizations of the Tatars of European countries also take part in them, we are informed about their efforts undertaken to unite the Tatars of the whole world.
In this changing world, you are making every effort to revive and preserve our national traditions, rich culture, and spiritual heritage. I hope that the delegates of the Third Congress of the Alliance of the Tatars of Europe will continue this useful work.
Tatars, wherever they live, live with concerns about the interests of the nation. From century to century, on different continents, the best sons and daughters of our people glorify the Tatar nation. In this regard, one can draw an example of the activities of Tatars living in European countries. This year, the European Sabantuy was a great success in Tallinn. In addition to organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in this country, local authorities also took an active part in it.
The unity of Tatar organizations in Europe gives us the opportunity to conduct many such events. Thank you very much for your great work! I wish the congress fruitful work, new and interesting ideas, useful suggestions!
Dear delegates and guests of the congress! I wish you all health, happiness, prosperity and success!