President of Republic of Tatarstan arrived in Crimea

5 March 2014 14:11
Simferopol (QHA) -

President of the Republic of Tatarstan, (which is a federal subject of Russian Federation) Rustam Minnikhanov arrived in Crimea.  He headed the delegation of ten people with a one-day official visit to the Crimean peninsula.

In the course of his visit, an agreement on cooperation between Crimea and Republic of Tatarstan was signed in Simferopol.

The agreement was signed by Crimean self-proclaimed Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov and Rustam Minnikhanov.

After the document was signed Aksyonov thanked members of Tatarstan's delegation for taking the time to come to Crimea "at this difficult time and plan steps for further cooperation", according to Interfax.

Minnikhanov told reporters that more specific areas of cooperation will be determined within the next month by experts from the two governments.

At the same time, Minnikhanov reiterated that "not everything should be measured with money." He said Crimea is very attractive to Tatarstan in terms of investment cooperation, specifically in the sphere of agriculture, tourism, sports, and student exchange.

Minnikhanov said he will have "many meetings" in Crimea. In particular, he said he intends to meet with Crimean legislators and representatives of Crimean Tatars on Wednesday.

Minnikhanov also said Tatarstan is ready to accept students from Crimea and develop other types of cultural cooperation with Crimean Tatars.