14 February 2013, Thursday, 16:11
author: Sergey Zakharov
The day before members of delegation of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, including representatives of Bashkortostan were welcomed in the Capitol (the State of Pennsylvania, the USA).
State Sen. Mike Stack welcomed Rinat Dosmukhamedov, a minister and counselor at the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the USA; Mikhail Kalugin, head of Economic Group at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA; Aydar Shakirov, chief of Economic Section at the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the USA; Ilshat Tazhitdinov, deputy prime minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Akhat Mustafin, the rector of Bashkir State University.
The guests visited the Capitol to connect with Pennsylvania lawmakers and foster positive relations between the commonwealth and the Republic of Bashkortostan.
“It was an honor welcoming the delegation to Pennsylvania,” Stack said. “In this global economy, it’s important that we have friendships with nations, especially if we want to improve trade relations.” Stack noted that Bashkortostan produces the largest amount of oil and is also the top agricultural producing Republic in the Russian Federation.
Ilshat Tazhitdinov spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of fostering good will between the two nations, the website Pasenate.com informs.