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Tatarstan: President Meets Egypt's Mubarak

Kazan, 25 February 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Mintimer Shaimiev, president of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, who is on an official visit to Cairo, met yesterday with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Our correspondent reports the two heads of state discussed the progress of reforms in their countries and expressed their willingness to boost bilateral cooperation.

The Tatar delegation, which includes top government officials as well as directors of industrial enterprises, met with Egyptian Agriculture minister Youssef Wally.

Shaimiev is due to fly back to Kazan today.