Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov heaped praises on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif before leaving Lahore after completing his one-day visit to the provincial capital.
Shahbaz Sharif was at the airport to see off the visiting president.
Speaking on the occasion, Tatarstan president said that ‘the Punjab chief minister had won their hearts with his great hospitality and love. “I have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and generosity extended to me by Shahbaz Sharif,” he said adding that “my days in Lahore are memorable and I am leaving Lahore with unforgettable memories.
“The love and respect that the people of Punjab and Lahore have given me is unforgettable.”
He also appreciated Shahbaz for rendering invaluable services for progress and development of the province and said that Shahbaz Sharif’s vision for development deserved praise and commendation. “I was impressed by Shahbaz Sharif’s extraordinary administrative capabilities,” he added.
The chief minister also thanked Tatarstan president for his visit to Lahore and said that the visit would certainly promote trade and economic relations between Punjab and the Republic of Tatarstan. He also presented a photo album to the Tatarstan president of his memorable visit to Lahore.
Provincial Ministers Sheikh Allauddin, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha, chief secretary and other higher authorities were also present on the occasion.