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KAZAN, April 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Vice-Premier of China’s State Council Li Keqiang is arriving in Tatarstan on Sunday within the framework of his working visit to Russia, the press-service of the head of Tatarstan has told Itar-Tass.
Li will visit the Kazan helicopter plant, the manufacturer of multipurpose Mi-17 helicopters of various modifications, light Ansat helicopters, heavy helicopter Mi-38 and super-light Aktai.
At the helicopter plant there will be a presentation of Tatarstan’s industrial potential, including its machine-building, oil, petrochemical, information and other branches of the economy. On display there are promising projects for investments in the republic, including the special economic zone Alabuga.
In the second half of the day Li will attend a round-table meeting at the Korston business center, devoted to inter-regional economic and cultural cooperation. Taking part in the event will be Russian presidential envoy in the Volga Federal District Mikhail Babich and heads of Russian and Chinese regions.
China is one of Tatarstan’s potential economic partners. Trade between Tatarstan and China, according to statistical agencies, reached 334.5 million dollars in 2011. Tatarstan exports to China plastics, synthetic rubber and optical instruments and imports mechanical equipment, railway engines, streetcars, footwear and pharmaceutical products.