Islam Nazaraliev Was Elected Chairman of the Russian-Tajik Business Council

Islam Nazaraliev, First Deputy General Director, General Director of the NaftaGaz Group, was elected Chairman of the Russian-Tajik Business Council. This decision was made on November 1 at the organizational meeting of the Russian-Tajik Business Council, chaired by Alexander Kopkov, Director of the Department of External Relations of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In his opening remarks, Alexander Kopkov said that the Russian-Tajik Business Council has existed under the Chamber since 2016. Until 2020, he actively worked under the leadership of Sergey  Klyucharev, at that time the general director of the Trolza company.


According to Alexander Kopkov, we are now faced with the task of revitalizing the activities of this structure, filling Russian-Tajik business relations with practical content. Significant events for bilateral relations will be held in the coming months, in particular, on November 8-9, the 18th meeting of the Russian-Tajik government commission on trade and economic cooperation will be held in Dushanbe.


Considering the sanctions pressure from the West, changes in the political and economic situation, we see the need to build up and strengthen business ties and good neighborly relations, first of all, with our partners in the CIS, he noted. Tajikistan occupies an exceptional place in this regard, Alexander Kopkov said. It is a strategic partner of the Russian Federation. The volumes of our mutual trade continue to grow, which is confirmed by statistics.


Alexander Kopkov recalled that the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has serious developments in the Tajik direction. The Chamber carries out regular interaction with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan. Since April 2021, the Honorary Representative of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bobojon Sharifov has been working in the Republic.


The Krasnoyarsk Kray is actively working with Tajikistan. This year, 30 memorandums of cooperation were concluded between Krasnoyarsk enterprises and companies of the Sughd region, 3 contracts have already been signed, and another one is at the signing stage. As part of the contracts concluded in the field of tourism, in October 2022, the first group of tourists from Krasnoyarsk went to Tajikistan.


Islam Nazaraliev, head of a large Russian oilfield services group of JSC NaftaGaz. He has solid experience in both government departments and business. “I am sure that under his leadership the Council will become an authoritative organization in the structure of Russian-Tajik business relations, an effective conductor of the interests of Russian business in the Tajik direction,” A. Kopkov emphasized.
Islam Nazaraliev graduated from MGIMO and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, until 2011 he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in 2011-2013 he was Deputy General Director of OJSC North Caucasus Resorts, in 2010-2014 at the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. From 2014 to the present, in the NaftaGAZ group.

Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dmitry Volvach, Deputy Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Andrey Tarelin, Head of the Tajikistan Department of the Third DSNG of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladislav Novikov and others took part in the presentation of Islam Nazaraliev. The speakers noted the importance of developing economic and business cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan, to which the new Chairman of the Business Council is called upon to make a significant contribution.

Press Service of the Chamber