An international economic summit in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, will kick off on Thursday with the hope of spurring cooperation between Russia and the Islamic world.
The 13th International Economic Summit: Russia-Islamic World: Kazan Summit 2022, of which Anadolu Agency is the global communication partner, aims to foster cooperation in trade, economy, science and technology and promote social and cultural ties between Russia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries.
The sharing economy and the halal industry will be on the agenda of the three-day event. Other key topics are Islamic finance and partner banking, youth diplomacy, export development, and entrepreneurship and investment.
The event will also cover the Russia Halal Expo 2022 exhibition, the Machine Building Cluster Forum, World Halal Day and events dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgarians.
Among the summit's traditional events is the Forum of Young Entrepreneurs of OIC Countries, the Forum of Young Diplomats of OIC Countries, and SberTalk - a multimodal offline discussion platform to discuss financial sector problems with representatives of government and business.
The program also includes a significant investment block with 50 innovative start-ups from Russian regions and OIC countries.
A Modest Fashion Day festival will take place on May 19, and a fashion show will be held on the evening of May 19.
In 2021, the summit hosted about 5,000 delegates from 64 countries and 41 regions of Russia. The leadership of more than 10 ministries of foreign states also participated in the summit.
By Firdevs Yuksel