THE Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, ICD, the private arm of Islamic Development Bank Group, IDBG, and International Association of Islamic Business, IAIB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to explore possible avenues for collaboration in enhancing business relations between entrepreneurs from Islamic countries and Russian Federation.
The two institutions are determined to collaborate on introducing Islamic banking products in Russia by attracting banks operating in accordance with Islamic principles and lobbying for changes in Russian banking legislation to incorporate Islamic banking.
The ICD and IAIB also reached agreement to facilitate information and expertise exchange in order to develop effective cooperation, which may include organizing joint professional programmes, market research, workshops, publications, study tours, and assisting in production and certification of halal goods.
On the occasion, Khaled Al-Aboodi, stated: “We look forward to strengthening mutual efforts in attraction of financing for the projects in CIS region and Islamic Countries; and we realize the many benefits of our close collaboration”.
Marat Kabayev, president of the IAIB said, that the purpose of the IAIB was to foster development of economic ties among Islamic countries, to promote Islamic Finance in Russia and attract investors from Islamic countries. “We consider ICD as our strategic partner in the region,” he said.
— Feb 21, 2017 @ 17:50 GMT