Press release on the opening of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kazan
On August 22, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China opened in Kazan. President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui and Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Yevgeny Tomikhin attended the opening ceremony.
The Consulate General in Kazan is China’s sixth consular office in Russia in addition to the offices in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, St Petersburg and Khabarovsk. The consular district includes 14 regions of the Volga Federal District.
The aim of having a Chinese Consulate General in Kazan is to intensify direct links between the Russian and Chinese regions, strengthen their cooperation in practical spheres, expand cultural as well as tourist contacts, especially in light of the Years of Inter-Regional Cooperation held in 2018 and 2019 by the decision of the Russian and Chinese presidents.