Tajikistan – Belarus – Afghanistan business forum

Date: 06 April 2021

Dushanbe hosted the Tajikistan – Belarus – Afghanistan business forum, organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan within the framework of the Belarus-Tajikistan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation work.

The event was attended by the co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Commission – Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Ivan Krupko and Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan Sulaymon Ziyozoda, Chairman of the BelCCI Vladimir Ulakhovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Tajikistan Oleg Ivanov, Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan Sadi Qodirzoda, Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan Manzura Rustamova, Counselor for Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the Republic of Tajikistan Javodi Shula, more than 200 representatives of Belarusian, Tajik and Afghan enterprises.

During the business forum, the prospects for expanding trade and economic cooperation between Belarus, Tajikistan and Afghanistan in the fields of mechanical engineering, metallurgy, agriculture, food production, tourism, pharmaceuticals, education were considered, as well as topical issues of interaction between business circles. Presentations of the industrial, export and tourism potential of the three countries, promising investment projects took place.

The participants noted that despite the 2020 pandemic, the trade between Belarus and Tajikistan more than doubled, and positive dynamics was observed in cooperation with Afghanistan. The main task of businesses is not only maintaining the achieved level of mutual trade but also increasing it. The business forum "Tajikistan – Belarus – Afghanistan" has established itself both as a convenient negotiating platform that allows finding new partners, and a basis for joint projects, an effective tool for promptly resolving business issues, giving impetus to cooperation.

Representatives of Belarusian enterprises and organizations held productive negotiations with businessmen from Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Eight documents were signed on the development of partnerships in the spheres of industry, education, supplies of food products and beverages.