Yamal-Tatar lobby. Legislators of the two subjects agreed to support each other in the Federal center
10:06 28 ноября 2018
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Legislators of Tatarstan promised to support initiatives of Yamal at the federal level. The agreement on inter-parliamentary cooperation between the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan was signed on the 28th of November in Salekhard. The agreement was written in two languages and was signed by the speakers Sergey Yamkin and Farid Mukhametshin.
Yamal and Tatarstan has general positions on many issues, and further interaction of legislators of the two territories is of mutual interest – preservation of languages, traditions and culture of ethnic minorities and also economic relations. The agreement added the amount of work to parliamentarians of Yamal – now they will act as experts on draft laws being adopted in Tatarstan, and it means they will share responsibility for quality of life of people in the Republic. And, of course, they will support initiatives of Tatarstan at the level of the federation. In the opinion of the experts, such association of efforts is only for wellbeing of the territories – the position of deputies of Yamal in the State Duma will be strengthened seriously, and even forming of Yamal-Tatar lobby is predicted.
“We are leaving enriched. We see that our compatriots are happy in Yamal; they know and speak their native language. They live harmoniously among the multinational people of Yamal. It means big work of the authorities of different levels”, the Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan Farid Mukhametshin commented.
He thanked the region for 14 milliard cubic meters of Yamal gas being delivered to Tatarstan and for quality of life of the Tatars in Yamal. Sergey Yamkin expressed hope that cooperation will be fruitful and mutually beneficial.
“Tatarstan is a progressive region with interesting ideas and projects. Mutual exchange of draft laws is a good opportunity to try them on own territory. I am sure that many of them will serve to development of the Autonomous Okrug. The ties being established will help the two subjects”, the Chairman of the Yamal Parliament Sergey Yamkin said.
The sides exchanged symbolic gifts. Tatarstan presented a picture with the view of the main place of interest – the Kazan Kremlin; Yamal gave a shaman tambourine (buben) and a bright book about the Arctic. The delegation of Yamal is going to pay a return visit to Tatarstan and to get acquainted with work of the State Council.