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KAZAN, May 27. /TASS/. The Islamic world can view Moscow as a reliable friend and partner ready to provide assistance in solving pressing problems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his address to the participants of the meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia-Islamic World" on Friday.
"The agenda of our meeting - that’s important issues, many of which are directly linked with events happening in a number of Muslim countries and no doubt that they are high-profile," the address said.
The president noted that terrorists are trying to destabilize the situation in the region. "A powerful blow to terrorists was dealt with Russia’s participation," the address said. "However, terrorists and their accomplices are still trying to destabilize the situation in the region doing their utmost to block international efforts on peaceful settlement."
"For the Islamic world, Russia will always be a reliable friend and partner ready to provide assistance in solving pressing problems," Putin stressed. "We back active support of Muslim countries on strengthening the principle of justice and the rule of law in international relations."
The president expressed hope that the current meeting would "contribute to enhancing cooperation between Russia and Muslim countries."
The session of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic World" takes place in Kazan on May 25-28. Among participants in the session are representatives of 30 countries and leading Russian experts.