Uzbek-Tajik Business Forum was held in Tashkent ahead of the visit of the Tajik President to Uzbekistan. The event brought together more than 200 delegates of the two countries, the Uzbek Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade said.
The forum was opened by the Deputy PM Sardor Umurzakov and First Deputy PM of Tajikistan Davlatali Said.
It was announced that in order to boost the two-way trade and stimulate the development of industrial cooperation, in the near future it is planned to set Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border trade and industrial zone near Oybek and Fotekhobod checkpoints, where production facilities, logistics centers and necessary infrastructure.
In addition, the intentions of the two countries to step up work on industrial cooperation in such areas as light industry, the production of agricultural products and building materials, pharmaceuticals, electrical engineering, mining and energy were announced. In this vein, the opportunities of the Uzbek-Tajik investment company set up in 2021 were emphasized.
During the forum, it was also told about joint projects and initiatives in the areas of transport, logistics and interregional cooperation.
On the sidelines of the event, targeted B2G and B2B meetings took place. $1.06 billion worth of 75 trade and economic documents were signed at the forum.