The Iranian delegation visited Tatarstan Investment Development Agency

The Mayor of Tabriz city (Iran) Sadegh Najafi-Khazarlou, accompanied by the head of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tabriz Rageb Babai, the acting consul of the General Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kazan Ali Beman Egbali Zarch payed an official visit to the Republic of Tatarstan.

Under the program of the visit to Tatarstan, the delegation of Tabriz city visited Tatarstan Investment Development Agency. In the Unified presentation center, the CEO of the Agency Taliya Minullina made a presentation of economic potential of the Republic of Tatarstan, investment benefits for foreign companies and partners, and noted similar cultural and religious peculiarities between the regions.

"Iran is a strategic partner for the Republic of Tatarstan, we are always ready to assume comprehensive support of joint projects and extend full cooperation" - Taliya Minullina noted during the conversation.

The mayor of Tabriz, in turn, noted the intention of the Iranian side to landscape one of the green areas in Kazan and also offered to host the days of Kazan in Iran and reported on opening of the park symbolizing good relations with the capital of Tatarstan in his city in the coming year.

The delegation of Tabriz also met with the Mayor of Kazan city Ilsur Metshin to discuss previously announced proposals for cooperation.

There is a long history of cordial relationship between the Republic of Tatarstan and the city of Tabriz. Thus, in 2007, the assembly plant producing "KAMAZ" trucks was established in Tabriz. Since 2009, the cities of Kazan and Tabriz (East Azerbaijan province, Iran) became sister-cities. In February 2015, the Days of Tabriz took place in Kazan.

In March 2015 in the framework of the working visit of the Republic of Tatarstan to Iran (East Azerbaijan province), Taliya Minullina took part in the meeting with the Governor of East Azerbaijan province Ismail Jabbarzade and the Mayor of Tabriz Sadegh Najafi-Khazarlou, visited Tabriz glazed tile plant, Iranian tractor constructing company and Tabriz petrochemical company.

In September 2016, the meeting with the representatives of Shoemakers Union of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by the Chairman Ali Rizo Jabarion took place in Tatarstan Investment Development Agency. Shoemakers Union of the Islamic Republic of Iran was established 90 years ago in the city of Tabriz. To date, this union includes 6000 shops located all over Iran, selling shoes produced by the union. The production of footwear and leather products employs 120 thousand people. Production has established itself as qualitative not only in Iran but also abroad, in such countries as Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE. About 60% of shoes manufactured in Iran, as well as 80% of leather goods are produced in Tabriz.
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