The Mayor of Tatarstan capital city Ilsur Metshin met today with the Consul General of Turkmenistan in Kazan Atadurdy Bayramov. The parties discussed promising avenues of cooperation. The meeting was also attended by Evgenia Lodvigova, Vice-mayor of Kazan.
The decision to open Russia's second Consulate General in Kazan was made in 2019 by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov. Residents of 14 regions of Russia can receive consular services in the capital of Tatarstan. The first Consulate General of Turkmenistan has been operating in Astrakhan since 2013.
The appearance of a new Consulate General in the capital of Tatarstan is another important step to strengthen friendly and partnership relations between Russia and Turkmenistan, Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin said.
Atadurdy Bayramov, who headed the Consulate in May, in turn, noted that their country attaches importance to the development of Turkmen-Russian relations in many areas.
For information, in 2018 Kazan was visited by almost 5.3 thousand citizens of Turkmenistan, in 2019 – more than 9.5 thousand people.