World Bulletin / News Desk
The market for halal products and services in Russia has been increasing year by year, Russia Muftis Council, or RMC, vice-chairman has claimed.
Rushan Abbasov, who is on the organizing committee of the sixth Moscow International Halal Expo, which started on Thursday, said interest the halal sector in Russia has been increasing and many food companies had earned halal certificates.
“Despite the economic crisis in Russia, the interest of fair has not decreased this year,” he said.
The Russian market for halal products - meat slaughtered according to Islamic law - is increasing to the “growth of religious consciousness” among Russian Muslims, according to the exhibition organizers.
The fair, for which Anadolu Agency is the global communications partner, is packed with displays from companies involved in Islamic finance, clothing, fashion, culture, pharmacy and tourism, as well as halal food products and services.
Abbasov, also thanked to Anadolu Agency for its support of the fair.
Firms have travelled from as far afield as Turkey, Iran, Britain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Malaysia to attend the three-day expo.
The program includes a day of Islamic culture, giving visitors the chance to see new trends in Muslim fashion and cuisine, as well as examine Islamic art and listen to traditional music.
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