01 November 2011, Tuesday, 11:26

Delegation of Bashkortostan has met representatives of Bashkir diaspora in Latvia

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

12 participants of the motor race “Bashkortostan-Europe-2011”, initiated by the Bashkir regional division of the all-Russian public organization for support of small and medium business undertakings “The Support of Russia” with its chairman Denis Musin at the head, arrived in Latvia. Representatives of Bashkortostan have held several important meetings in this Baltic state, including the representatives of local Bashkir diaspora, the deputy chairman of the Latvian Bashkir Kurultay Finat Gazizov reported to the news agency “Bashinform”.

Thus, the two-sided meetings with businessmen and heads of public organizations have taken place in Riga. The conference, in the course of which the opportunities and prospects of cooperation were under discussion, has taken place at the Association of national-cultural communities of Latvia.

After that the delegates left for Urmala, where they visited the exhibition of the famous Latvian painter Vitaly Ermolaev. Together with the representatives of Latvian Bashkir Kurultay the participants of the motor race visited the town of Elgava and here they negotiated with local businessmen and with the leadership of the town. The meeting with the leadership of Riga Duma is scheduled for today.

One of the motor race's initiators, the chairman of “The Support of Russia” committee for international relations Ildar Kamaletdinov says the motor race is devoted to three memorable dates, celebrated in 2011: to the 20th anniversary of Russia's independence, to the Year for consolidation of international accord in Republic of Bashkortostan and to the 125th anniversary of creation of the first car by the company “Benz” in Germany. The route is planned so that the participants of the race have to drive through the cities of Russia, Byelorussia, the Baltic states, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.