The Annual Investment Congress aimed at attracting investment to different sectors of the global economy is currently taking place in Dubai. The Russian delegation of the Moscow Halal Expo exhibition led by Madina Kalimullina is taking part in the event.
Among the congress participants there are investment agencies, companies and funds from different countries. It is not the first time that the republic of Tatarstan represents Russia at this event. Its president, Rustam Minnikhanov, delivered a speech during the plenary session. He defined main areas and opportunities for cooperation between Tatarstan and potential investors.
The head of the republic said that five years before the total volume of direct investment in the economy was about 30%, but now this number amounted to 70%. In his opinion, the state plays the key role in attracting investment and is supposed to form the necessary legislative base and favourable investment environment. Rustam Minnikhanov noted that despite the economic decline foreign investors demonstrated an increasing interest in Russian producers. As explained by the president, one of the examples of successful investment is the Alabuga Special Economic Zone.
The congress programme also included a seminar devoted to the factors of successful cooperation with foreign investors. Modern infrastructure, policy of investment raising and integrated approach to working with investors were mentioned as the principal ones.