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Kazakhstan To Open Consulate In Kazan

Tatarstan's President Rustam Minnikhanov
KAZAN, Russia -- The president of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, has said that a Kazakh consulate would be opened soon in the Tatar capital, Kazan.

Minnikhanov made the statement in Kazan during a meeting with a visiting Kazakh delegation led by the chairman of Kazakhstan’s National Economic Chamber, Timur Kulibaev.

The two sides discussed bilateral economic cooperation in machine building, energy, and trade.

Kazakhstan has deep-rooted economic, historical, linguistic, and cultural ties with nearby Tatarstan.