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[tatar-l] Tatar News -- 31 January, 2000

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  • Uli Schamiloglu
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      Tatar News
      Tatar-Bashkir Service -- Radio Liberty
      (copyright RFE/RL, Inc.)
      www.rferl.org bitcasts news in Tatar/Bashkir, Azeri, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Uzbek, & other languages
      light English editing by Uli Schamiloglu at the request of the editor


      NEWS BRIEFS FROM TATARSTAN

      Monday, 31 January 2000


      *UAE Official Visits Tatarstan

      An adviser to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Abdrakhman Abdel
      Khalek, visited Kazan on 27 January to discuss economic cooperation,
      Tatar-inform reported. The same day, he was received by Tatar President
      Mintimer Shaimiev. Abdel Khalek passed to Shaimiev an invitation to visit
      the UAE. Abdel Khalek said the UAE's side needed more information on the
      construction of Qul Sherif Mosque in Kazan to consider an issue of giving
      help for the construction. Tatar-inform cited Timur Akulov, a state adviser
      to Tatarstan's President on foreign economic relations, as saying that
      investments in Tatarstan's agriculture were also discussed during the
      negotiations. He said a group of specialists is expected to come to
      Tatarstan in a short time for studying prospects of investments in
      rearing horned cattle.

      Tatarstan and France Develop Cooperation In Defense Industry

      The heads of two French defense industry companies, SDTIE and TAT'EUROPE,
      arrived in Kazan on 30 January for a three-day visit, Tatar-inform
      reported. Prospects of cooperation with Tatarstan's enterprises of the defense
      industry are supposed to be discussed during negotiations. The visit
      continues the relations established in October at a seminar which was held
      in France by the Industrial Companies Association France-Conversion and was
      attended by Tatarstan's delegation. Tatar-inform reported referring to the
      Trade and Economic Cooperation Ministry press service that the French
      Businessmen will visit the Kazan optical mechanical plant, Sergo plant in
      Yeshel Uzen, and will hold negotiations in the ministry.

      *Tatarstan Opens Trade Representation In Finland

      A trade representation of Tatarstan in Finland was opened in Helsinki,
      Tatar-inform reported on 28 January. Avubaker Marzhanov, who worked before
      at Russia's trade mission in Finland, was appointed as Tatarstan's
      trade representative. The Finnish representation is Tatarstan's sixteenth
      mission abroad. Finland is among Tatarstan's ten leading trade-economic
      partners. It is the third in trade turnover next to Germany and
      Switzerland. Over nine months in the last year, the trade turnover between
      Tatarstan and Finland made about $93 million.
      A delegation of Finland's Foreign Trade Association just finished its
      three-day visit to Kazan aimed at preparations for a Finbusiness-2000
      economic forum scheduled to be held in Tatarstan's capital in May. The
      Finnish side announced during negotiations with Tatarstan's Trade and
      Economic Cooperation Minister Khafiz Salikhov that more than 60 Finnish
      companies and firms are going to come to the forum, among them TIKKURILA
      PAINTS OY lacquer and paint company, BENEFON OYJ telephone company,
      OILTANKING SONMARIN OY petrochemicals transporting company.

      *Tatarstan's Trade Unions Get New Leader

      Tatyana Vodopyanova, 44, was elected as a head of Tatarstan's Trade Unions
      Federation Council at a council meeting on 29 January, Tatar Radio and
      Television reported. Before, Vodopyanova headed the Trade and Consumer' s
      Cooperative Trade Union. Tatarstan's President, Mintimer Shaimiev, who
      attended the meeting and addressed its participants, supported
      Vodopyanova's nominee saying that there are few women among the leaders of
      the republic.

      By Gulnara Khasanova






      Uli Schamiloglu
      Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
      Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
      1452 Van Hise Hall -- University of Wisconsin
      1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI  53706  USA
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