A major business event dedicated to economic ties between Russia and the Islamic World has been postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus outbreak, the organizers said in a statement on Instagram on Wednesday, according to TASS.
“In connection with the announcement by the World Health Organization of an emergency due to the outbreak of new coronavirus infection, the International Economic Summit “Russia-Islamic World: KAZANSUMMIT” @kazansummit is postponed to a later date. Turn on notifications on our publications to be the first to know about the date. The safety and health of participants are above all for us!” the statement reads.
The Russia-Islamic World: Kazan Summit is an annual international economic event that brings together representatives of international organizations and financial institutions, lawmakers, investors and businesspeople, as well as top officials from Russian and foreign companies.
The Kazan Summit has been held annually since 2009. The purpose of the event is to strengthen trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). 3,500 delegates from 72 countries participated in last year’s event.