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President of Tatarstan tells about relations with Raisa Atambayeva

The President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, spoke about relations with First Lady of Kyrgyzstan Raisa Atambayeva. He stated this yesterday during negotiations with the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev in expanded format.

Rustam Minnikhanov noted that this year marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Today’s contacts have reached a new level. Kyrgyzstan and Russia are part of the common economic space. And in a difficult transition period, it will be easier for peoples to meet the challenges of times and become competitive. At the same time, the president of Tatarstan remembered about the nationality and acquaintance with the wife of the president of Kyrgyzstan.

Your wife is a Tartar. Before I met with you, I have already known her.

Rustam Minnikhanov

«An important role in the rapprochement of our peoples was played by Chingiz Aitmatov. The roots of his mother are from Tatarstan, so we are proud of this person," he added.