Meeting of Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Business Council
Within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to the Republic of Uzbekistan, on August 18, the second meeting of Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Business Council was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Business Council was established on October 11, 2017 in the city of Tashkent, the first meeting of the Business Council was held on March 8, 2018 in Dushanbe within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Tajikistan.
The event, which was organized with participation of representatives of ministries and departments, industrial enterprises and economic entities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, provided an opportunity for representatives of government and private sector to discuss proposals and recommendations on expanding industrial cooperation, implementing investment projects, as well as trade and commerce.
As reported by the Press Service of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, members of the Business Council became acquainted with activities of this structure for the period of its establishment and holding the first meeting.
During this period, the Business Council focused on issues of development of interregional cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in particular, between Surkhandarya and Khatlon, Samarkand, Tashkent and Sughd regions.
Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan S.Saifnazarov noted that following the B2B meetings between enterprises of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, 58 contracts and agreements worth $133.2 million were signed.
Following the event, the parties reached an agreement on organizing the next meeting in Dushanbe before the end of 2018.