Tajikistan-Belarus Business Forum
11 October 2022

Dushanbe hosted the Tajikistan-Belarus business forum, organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly with the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan as part of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Participating in the event were the Chairman of the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan Sadi Qodirzoda, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan Jamshed Jumakhonzoda, Chairman of the BelCCI Mikhael Miatlikov, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan Sadi Qarimzoda, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Igor Brylo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan Viktor Denisenko, members of the official delegation of the Republic of Belarus, heads and representatives of more than 150 enterprises and organizations of the two countries.

Addressing the participants, the Chairman of the BelCCI noted that the forum and Made in Belarus exhibition of Belarusian manufacturers, which is also held in Tajikistan as part of the official visit of the Head of State, are a logical continuation of the successful cooperation between the business circles of the two countries. "The Belarusian delegation that has arrived in Tajikistan is impressive, it includes heads and representatives of 73 enterprises and organizations from all regions of the country, representing different activity areas," Mikhail Myatlikov said. "Belarusian business has a real interest in cooperation, and it has something to offer Tajik companies."

The Chairman of the BelCCI also drew attention to the large number of business representatives of Tajikistan at the forum, which indicates the interest of the host side in cooperation, establishing contacts with Belarusian manufacturers. He invited the business community of Tajikistan to organize a national exhibition, as well as to participate in major international exhibition projects in Belarus next year, such as the International Specialized Exhibition "BELAGRO", the Belarusian Industrial Innovation Forum, the International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies TIBO, and others.

During the forum, possible ways of expanding the Belarusian-Tajik trade, economic and investment cooperation in various sectors – mechanical engineering, metallurgy, food, light industry, woodworking – were considered. There were presentations of the export potential of Belarusian and Tajik companies, export credit instruments offered by the banking structures of the two countries, promising joint projects, including at the regional level.

Representatives of enterprises and organizations from Belarus and Tajikistan signed over 20 documents, including commercial contracts for a total of about 46 million US dollars. In addition, agreements for another $2 million were secured during online negotiations.

After the business forum, members of the official delegation and representatives of the Belarusian business continued to work at the Made in Belarus exhibition of Belarusian manufacturers, as well as in the format of B2B negotiations, where useful business contacts were also established and specific agreements reached.
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