On April 13-14, a large group of ambassadors from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC), accredited in Moscow, visited the Republic of Tatarstan at the invitation of the republic’s authorities and with active support from the Foreign Ministry of Russia, the Foreign Ministry’s Council of War and Labour Veterans, the Association of Russian Diplomats, and the National Committee for Promoting Economic Cooperation with Latin American Countries (NCPECLA, or CN CEPLA in Spanish).

Heads of Latin American diplomatic missions met with Head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, members of the republic’s government, heads of the leading companies and universities and local business leaders, during which they discussed promising areas and projects for developing trade, economic and investment, and innovation cooperation. The diplomats had the opportunity to learn about the industrial, scientific and technical potential of the republic and its achievements in science and research, education, and culture. The delegation visited the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA), the Regional Engineering Centre, Kazan Helicopter Plant, the Himgrad Technopolis, the new priority development city Innopolis, as well as Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.

A visit to the Republic of Tatarstan has become one of the traditional visits to Russian regions organised by the Foreign Ministry for GRULAC ambassadors. They have visited the Kaluga, Kursk, Tula and Yaroslavl regions. This practice will continue.